André E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2185) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- September 23, 1992.
- 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.
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.