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Allen W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2295) interviewed by Ann Estus and Nancy Freed,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2295

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    Videotape testimony of Allen W., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1931. He recalls attending a Jewish school; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; his father and brother fleeing toward the Soviet zone while he and his mother went to Iłża; all of them returning to Radom; anti-Jewish restrictions; his brother-in-law's killing; escaping from a deportation train; returning home with assistance from non-Jews; taking the identity of a person who had died; the transition of Radom from ghetto to camp; public executions; a forced march to Tomaszów Mazowiecki; deportation with his family to Auschwitz; transfer, with his father and brother to Vaihingen, then Unterriexingen; sharing food with each other; their transfer to Kochendorf; a death march to Dachau; receiving food from a German woman; train transport; abandonment by the guards; liberation by United States troops; moving with his brother to Garmisch; learning his sister and father had perished; reunion with his mother in November 1945; living in Prien displaced persons camp; and emigrating to the United States in 1948. Mr. W. discusses sharing his experiences with his children and reluctance to travel to Germany.
    W., Allen, 1931-
    Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
    Interview Date
    February 20, 1991.
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Iłża (Poland)
    Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
    Cite As
    Allen W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2295). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Estus, Ann, interviewer.
    Freed, Nancy, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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