André E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2185) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
Videotape testimony of André E., who was born in Parczew, Poland in 1935. He recalls observance of the sabbath and Jewish holidays; his extended family; German invasion; hiding with his parents and younger sister; non-Jewish families refusing to hide them; disappearance of his mother and sister (he never saw them again); he and his father joining a partisan group in the forest; living in bunkers; stealing food from local peasants; a Soviet soldier who protected him; actions against Germans including blowing up railroads; leaving the forest during a major German offensive; attacks by Polish underground units; liberation by Soviet troops; hostility from Poles; escaping to a displaced persons camp in Austria; moving to Pocking displaced persons camp; attending school; membership in Zionist groups including Betar; his father's remarriage; moving to Pau, France, then Paris; and emigrating to the United States with assistance from HIAS. Mr. E. discusses details of partisan life; his futile hope of finding his mother; memories of many dead people; becoming an adult at age six; and amazement that he and his father survived such incredible experiences.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- September 23, 1992.
Parczew (Biała Podlaska, Poland)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- André E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2185). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.