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Harry K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2924) interviewed by Faye Geiger and Jeffrey Atlas,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2924

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Harry K., who was born in Otynya, Poland in 1919. He recalls his childhood in Zablotow; his older brother's service in the Polish military; supporting his parents from age fourteen on; the outbreak of war in 1939; Soviet occupation; forced labor; being drafted into the Soviet army in 1940; transfer to Cheliabinsk; attending a military school; service in Manchuria and Leningrad; assignments building bridges and as a traffic regulator near Moscow; transfer to the Polish army in spring 1944; serving in Włodawa, then Tomaszów Mazowiecki; learning his family had been murdered during the war; discharge in April 1946; marriage in June; and emigration to the United States in 1952.
    Author/Creator
    K., Harry, 1919-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    November 7, 1993.
    Locale
    Soviet Union
    Poland
    Otynii︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Zabolotiv (Ukraine)
    Włodawa (Poland)
    Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
    Cite As
    Harry K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2924). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Geiger, Faye, interviewer.
    Atlas, Jeffrey, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289283
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
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