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Abraham P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2942) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2942

Videotape testimony of Abraham P., who was born in Mir, Poland in 1909. He recalls the rich, Jewish culture growing up in Białystok; learning several languages; Jewish holiday celebrations; attending medical school in Liège, Belgium; his leadership role in Po'alei Zion; his parents's and sister's emigration to Belgium in 1932; German invasion in 1940; his parents' flight to Lyon in unoccupied France, then the United States; obtaining papers under a false name; hiding in Brussels; smuggling himself to Lyon in unoccupied France in 1942; joining the Resistance; his sister's incarceration when she was being smuggled to France; intercepting her prior to her release to the Gestapo; continuing work for the Resistance hiding many people; liberation by Allied troops; moving to Paris; emigrating to Palestine; joining the Haganah; fighting in the Israel-Arab War; marriage; emigrating to the United States; continuing his medical studies; his leadership role in several medical societies; and establishing an award for rehabilitative medicine in Israel. Dr. P. shows photographs and documents

Author/Creator
P., Abraham, 1909-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 18, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abraham P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2942). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.