Alexander M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3302) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko
- Sharhorod, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 14, 1994.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alexander M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3302). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alexander M., who was born in 1929. He recalls a happy, comfortable childhood in Sharhorod; cordial relations with non-Jews; German occupation; antisemitic measures; his mother's death; his arrest; convincing the Germans he was not Jewish; forced labor cooking and cleaning for German troops; billeting of German soldiers in his family's home; one German providing them with food; occupation by Romanian troops; their refusal to murder Jews on German orders; ghettoization; overcrowding; starvation; hiding to avoid forced labor; deportation to Odesa; escaping and returning to Sharhorod; buying a radio for partisans from Romanian troops; trading on the black market; brutal Ukrainian police; ignorance of outside events; the war's end; his father's return from the military; studying in Chernivt︠s︡i; marriage in 1949; and the births of two children. Mr. M. discusses frequent encounters with partisans and his brother's emigration to Israel.