Abraham P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2942) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- May 18, 1994.
- 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.
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