Julius C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2403) interviewed by Sharon Nichols
- Auburn, Me. : Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 16, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Julius C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2403). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Julius C., who was born in Katowice, Poland in 1929. He recounts his father was Jewish and his mother Catholic; his father's family's disownment, although his grandmother visited them occasionally; his father not attending medical school due to antisemitism (he became a university professor); fleeing during German invasion; separation from his father; reunion six months later; his father obtaining false documents; visiting the Kraków ghetto with his father; his father's mother living with them; their escape during a raid (his grandmother was caught); placement in a monastery by himself for almost four years; his father's death in 1942; being tutored by Jesuits who were in hiding; reunion with his mother and brother after the war; visiting Germany with a friend; their elation at the destruction; beating Germans; returning to Poland; joining a black market gang for nine months; completing medical school in 1955; defecting during a fellowship to England in 1959; assistance from HIAS when emigrating to the United States; and his brother's inability to travel because of his defection. Dr. C. discusses his anger after the war; surviving due to luck; learning about the death camps in the monastery; and wishing to forget his time there.