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Harry T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2326) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro and Chaya Roth

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2326

Videotape testimony of Harry T., who was born in Lask, Poland in 1923. He recalls the outbreak of war; an unsuccessful attempt to flee to Łódź; German occupation; public humiliation of Jews; fleeing, with his brother, to Białystok in the Soviet zone via Małkinia and Zareby Koscielne; returning to Lask in December; ghettoization; deportation to Nekla with his brother on March 25, 1942; unloading stones in another camp; public hangings of prisoners; transfer with his brother to Andrzejow in April 1943; their transfer to Birkenau in September 1943, and in December 1943 to Jaworzno; obtaining a privileged position making leather products for the lager fuhrer, who saved his and his brother's lives; frequent killings during the death march to Blechhammer in January 1945; a death march to Gross-Rosen; transport to Buchenwald; separation from his brother when he was transferred to Schönebeck; evacuation to Oranienburg/Sachsenhausen in April 1945; escaping from a barn during a death march in May; liberation by Soviet troops; learning that his brothers had survived; marriage; and emigration to the United States in September 1949.

Author/Creator
T., Harry, 1923-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
November 15, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 1/2 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2326). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.