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Tomasz M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3160) interviewed by Michel Sobelman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3160

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    Videotape testimony of Tomasz M., who was born in Poland in 1928. In a detailed and reflective testimony, he recalls relations among national groups during his childhood in Horodenka; Ukrainian nationalism; Soviet occupation in September 1939; Hungarian, then German, occupation in 1941; antisemitic violence by locals; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups after warnings from a German policeman; a mass killing including his mother, two younger brothers (one escaped), and grandparents; his brother's return due to help from Ukrainians; transfer to the Kolomyi︠a︡ ghetto in August 1942; starvation; round-ups organized by the Judenrat; his father's beating by a Ukrainian (Mr. M. testified against him in a postwar war trial); his elder brother's escape (he never saw him again); deportation with his younger brother; their escape from the train; reaching the Lv́ov ghetto; his transfer to Janowska; escaping to rejoin his brother; escaping from the ghetto; receiving food and shelter from a Polish woman in Stanislav; entering the Kolomyi︠a︡ ghetto in October 1942; escaping to Tolstoye (presently Tovste); recovering from typhus; working in a labor camp; help from a Ukrainian farmer; liberation by Soviet troops; and moving to Poland. Mr. M. discusses recurring nightmares, and Ukrainian nationalist groups, including the Banderas.
    M., Tomasz, 1928-
    Warsaw, Poland : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    July 9, 1994.
    Horodenka (Ukraine)
    Stanislav (Ukraine)
    Tovste (Ternopilʹsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Tomasz M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3160). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Sobelman, Michel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Polish.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hrs., 33 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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