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Abraham F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3382) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3382

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.

Author/Creator
F., Abraham, 1919-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
June 17, 1996.
Locale
Poland
Germany
Lithuania
Kaunas
Łomża (Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
L'viv (Ukraine)
Łódź (Poland)
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Vienna (Austria)
Munich (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291381
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:28:00
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