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Isaac M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2535) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2535

Videotape testimony of Issac M., who was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1912. He recalls living in Lida, Belarus; participating in Maccabi; working in his family's fur business; marriage in 1939; ghettoization; escaping with his wife from a mass shooting to a forest on May 8, 1942 (fifty relatives including his two children were killed); being hidden by hunters who had done business with his family; obtaining a gun from them; trying to help others escape; joining partisans who were escaped Soviet POWs; assisting women and children in the Bielski brigade; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; joining the Soviet military; liberating Warsaw and Łódź; reunion with his wife in Lublin; traveling to Italy with other survivors; living on a kibbutz for four years; and emigration to join relatives in the United States. Mr. M. notes a book which documents his participation in the partisans; recently receiving a medal from Israel; and his refusal to accept reparations, not wanting money “for his blood.” He shows books and photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Isaac, 1912-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 14, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Isaac M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2535). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287819
Record last modified: 2016-08-11 10:36:00
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