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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3106

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków
    Kraków (Poland)
    Czechoslovakia
    Paris (France)
    Grenoble (France)
    Cite As
    Leon K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3106). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hayden, Sandy, 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., 21 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290567
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4290567

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