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Henry L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3146) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3146

Videotape testimony of Henry L., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1927. He recalls antisemitic violence in school; German invasion; his father's arrest; his return three days later, beaten; anti-Jewish regulations; separation with his father from his mother and brothers in a 1942 selection; deportation with his father to Majdanek; assignment to a machine shop; receiving extra food from political prisoners; transfer in November 1943 to Płaszów; his father's death; transfer to Wieliczka, Mauthausen, then Gusen; assignment to a machine shop, a privileged position; liberation in May 1945; recovering with assistance from United States troops; attending engineering school in Munich; emigration to the United States in 1950; and building a family. Mr. L. discusses details of camp life; finding only one surviving relative; not sharing his story with others due to his own difficulty believing it; and continuing nightmares.

Author/Creator
L., Henry, 1927-
Published
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1990
Interview Date
September 6, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henry L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3146). 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/4290721
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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