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Michael N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3026) interviewed by Jeanette Peckerman and Sandy Hoffman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3026

Videotape testimony of Michael N. who was born in Zawiercie, Poland in 1919. He recalls attending public school; children throwing stones at him because he was Jewish; learning cabinet making; working in his parents' store; German invasion; persuading his parents after three months that he should go to the Soviet Union; smuggling himself across the border; living in Lʹviv; registering to work in a Soviet coal mine; leaving after two weeks; incarceration in a forced labor camp in Medvezhʹyegorsk; release a year later; working in a munitions factory; military draft in 1944; serving in Lublin; learning of the mass killing of Jews; visiting Majdanek; being wounded; hospitalization; staying with a cousin in Sosnowiec; returning to the military; traveling to Zawiercie; learning one brother was in Germany; reunion with both brothers in Memmingen; marriage in 1947; and emigration to the United States. Mr. N. notes how lucky he was to have both brothers survive. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
N., Michael, 1919-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1992
Interview Date
November 12, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Michael N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3026). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290100
Record last modified: 2012-05-16 11:32:00
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