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Karl P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2940) interviewed by Lilian Sicular and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2940

Videotape testimony of Karl P., who was born in Grodziec, Poland in 1917. He recalls working in the family business; cordial relations with non-Jews; German invasion; anti-Jewish laws; volunteering for a labor camp in February 1940 to meet his family's quota; deportation to Jeleśnia; sharing packages from home with fellow prisoners; volunteering for transfer to Kłobuck in 1941; visiting his sister with assistance from a German; the German helping him to avoid punishment and obtain an easier job; assistance from a Polish guard; losing contact with his parents in 1942 (he never saw them again); smuggling food to the camp; the Kłobuck ghetto's liquidation (he never saw his sister again); train transfer and a forced march to Gross-Rosen in 1944; escape and recapture with Jews and Soviet POWs in January 1945; transfer to Nuremberg; assistance from French POWs; the death march to Dachau in March; hiding during evacuation in April; liberation by United States troops; reunion with his older brothers in Katowice; moving to Oberfranken; living in Pegnitz and Fürth; marriage in 1948; and emigration in 1955 to the United States. Mr. P. describes many details of camp life. He shows photographs.

P., Karl, 1917-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
November 9, 1993.
Grodziec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
Jeleśnia (Poland)
Kłobuck (Poland)
Katowice (Poland)
Oberfranken (Germany)
Pegnitz (Germany)
Fürth (Bavaria, Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Karl P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2940). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.