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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.
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291381
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