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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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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    M., Tomasz, 1928-
    Published
    Warsaw, Poland : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    July 9, 1994.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Horodenka
    Kolomyi︠a︡.
    Lv́iv
    Poland
    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.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Polish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Copies
    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)
    Hiding.
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290833
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:27:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4290833

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