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David K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2071) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Kathy Strochlic

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2071

Video testimony of David K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1922, one of six children. He recalls moving to Gdańsk in 1928; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; pervasive antisemitic harassment; their return to Łódź; moving to Radogoszcz; German invasion; traveling to Warsaw; the siege; returning to Radogoszcz; traveling to Warsaw with a neighbor; returning to Łódź; public hangings; joining his mother in the Kraków ghetto; moving to Rzeszów; posing as a non-Jew and selling merchandise outside the city; illegally entering the Soviet-occupied area from Łańcut with help from a non-Jew; brief imprisonment in Przemyśl; traveling to Lʹviv; a three-month hospitalization; joining his brother in the Donets Basin; working in the mines; moving to Kiev and Bila T︠S︡erkva; attending mechanics school; German invasion; evacuation to Kharkov and Kuĭbyshev; working in a munitions factory for almost six years; ruse conscription into the Soviet and Soviet-commanded Polish Army; assignment to a forced labor camp; escape and re-arrest; release in June 1946; returning to Łódź; learning that two brothers had survived; living in Paris for a year; and emigrating to the United States in 1947. Mr. K. notes not sharing his experiences with his four sons, but discussing them with his grandchildren. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
K., David, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 27, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2071). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.