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Irving D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2896) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2896

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Irving D., who was born in Russia in 1912. He recounts the family's move to Vilna in 1913; membership in Hashomer Hatzair; antisemitic incidents in 1929; moving to Łódź to learn the textile industry; German invasion; fleeing to Warsaw; returning to Łódź with his brother; their escape to Soviet occupied areas, Małkinia, then Baranavichy; registering to join his parents in Vilna which resulted in arrest as an anti-communist; incarceration in a forced labor camp through 1940; moving to Tashkent; volunteering for the Soviet military in 1941; his discharge after being wounded near Moscow; learning his sister, her children, and his parents had been killed; losing his belief in God; living in Łódź in 1946; experiencing antisemitism; and emigrating to the United States. Mr. D. notes this testimony will tell his children his entire history for the first time. He shows family photographs.
    Author/Creator
    D., Irving, 1912-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 14, 1994.
    Locale
    Russia
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Małkinia (Poland)
    Białystok (Poland)
    Baranavichy (Belarus)
    Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Other Authors/Editors
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289116
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4289116

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