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Isaac E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2085) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2085

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.

Author/Creator
E., Isaac, 1916-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 18,1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286348
Record last modified: 2012-08-24 10:49:00
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