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Daniel R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2948) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2948

Videotape testimony of Daniel R., who was born in Brzeźnica, Poland in 1909. He recalls his sisters' marriages; his marriage in March 1937; living in Częstochowa; his son's birth; German invasion; anti-Jewish laws; his wife and son hiding in a bunker; working at the HASAG munitions factory; his family's denouncement and deportation to Treblinka in 1942 (he never saw them again); his transfer to Buchenwald in 1944; slave labor in Weimar; finding food while clearing bombing rubble and sharing it with fellow prisoners; transfer to Allach; and liberation from a train by United States troops. Mr. R. describes returning to Częstochowa; learning his entire family had been killed; fleeing to Munich after the Kielce pogrom; marriage in Feldafing displaced persons camp in 1947; emigrating to the United States in February 1949; and his daughter's birth.

Author/Creator
R., Daniel, 1909-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 2, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Daniel R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2948). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.