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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2948

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Daniel R., who was born in Brzeźnica (Nowa 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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Nowa Brzeźnica (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Daniel R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2948). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Wife Death.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289369
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:40:00
    This page:
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