Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2896

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.

D., Irving, 1912-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
March 14, 1994.
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Łódź (Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
Małkinia (Poland)
Białystok (Poland)
Baranavichy (Belarus)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:26:00
This page: