Abraham F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3382) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- June 17, 1996.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Abraham F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3382). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Abraham F., who was born in Łomża, Poland in 1919. He recalls his Hasidic family; attending law school in Warsaw; being drafted into the Polish military in 1939; antisemitic incidents; German invasion; imprisonment in a POW camp; returning to Soviet-occupied Łomża; fleeing to L'viv with a Zionist group; their unsuccessful escape attempt; organizing a kibbutz in Vilna in 1940; bringing his brother there; working in a Jewish theater in Kovno; German invasion; an unsuccessful escape attempt; ghettoization; his underground activities; volunteering for a labor camp to join his fiancee; deportation to Stutthof, Flossenbürg, Dachau, and Landsberg in winter 1942; sharing food with his fiancee's brothers; slave labor; assistance from a German foreman; and transfer to Litoměřice. Mr. F. recounts assistance from a Czech farmer; liberation by United States troops in April 1945; recovering in a Czech hospital; working for Beriḥah in Vienna; reunion with his fiancee in Wels displaced persons camp; marriage in Munich; working for Sokhnut; assistance from UNRRA and the Joint; and emigration to the United States in 1949. He notes the importance of faith to his survival.