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Joseph A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3040) interviewed by Meredith Coval,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3040

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    Videotape testimony of Joseph A., who was born in Poland in 1921. He recalls moving to Radom in the late 1920s; pervasive antisemitism; becoming a tinsmith; discussions with Jews fleeing from Germany; German invasion; round-up of Jews for forced labor; ghettoization; forced labor in a munitions factory; liquidation of the small ghetto in 1942; mass killings; having to bury the dead in mass graves; frequent selections; a forced march to Kraków in summer 1944; train transport to Auschwitz; transfer to Vaihingen an der Enz; harsh conditions and brutal guards; witnessing cannibalism by Russian POWs; frequent Allied bombings; clearing bombing rubble in Stuttgart; liberation by French troops; receiving help from Americans; and emigrating to Canada. Mr. A. discusses frequent disturbing memories and sharing his experiences with his children. He expresses strong opinions about the Holocaust.
    A., Joseph, 1921-
    Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
    Interview Date
    June 29, 1983.
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Stuttgart (Germany)
    Cite As
    Joseph A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3040). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Coval, Meredith, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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