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Leon K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3106) interviewed by Sandy Hayden

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3106

Videotape testimony of Leon K., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1920. He recalls antisemitic harassment; plans to attend university in the United States in 1939; not leaving due to German invasion; ghettoization; his father's arrest (he never saw him again); arranging to smuggle his mother and sister to Hungary (they were caught and killed); arrest when they were caught; being sent to Płaszów; smuggling goods into the camp; learning of Schindler's list in 1944; arranging to be on it through a schoolmate who compiled the list (Marcel Goldberg); deportation with the men briefly to Gross-Rosen, then to Czechoslovakia; meeting his future wife; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Poland; marriage in Kraków; leaving due to antisemitic violence; living in Paris, then Grenoble; his daughter's birth; emigration to Canada in 1954; and encountering Oskar Schindler in Israel in 1971. Mr. K. discusses sharing his story with his daughter; his wife's difficulty sharing her story; and nightmares resulting from his experiences.

Author/Creator
K., Leon, 1920-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
August 3, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leon K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3106). 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/4290567
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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