Isaac E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2085) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- November 18,1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Isaac E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2085). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Isaac E., who was born in Łuków, Poland in 1916. He recalls moving to Baranowicze when he was seven; attending religious school; military enlistment in 1937; German invasion; returning to Baranowicze; Soviet occupation; confiscation of his father's shoe factory (he was designated a Kulak); German invasion; ghettoization; a mass killing including his mother, brother, and sister; forced labor in the ghetto; the Judenrat not allowing him to leave the ghetto to work; separation from his father and brothers; working for the SS making shoes; arranging a Jewish child's adoption by a Russian woman; transfer to Koldychevo; working as a shoemaker; meeting his future wife; escaping from the camp with other prisoners; hiding in a forest; liberation by Soviet troops; and emigrating to the United States in 1952. Mr. E. discusses his confidence that he would survive; nightmares resulting from the war years; sharing his experiences with his children; and identifying a war criminal, who continues to live in the United States, for Soviet officials.