Harry F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-265) interviewed by Doris Simon
- Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
- Interview Date
- July 18, 1982.
- 4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Harry F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-265). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Harry F., who was born in Lublin, Poland in 1919. He describes attending public school; antisemitic violence; German invasion in 1939; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; joining his younger brother at a work camp (he never saw his parents or older brother again); escaping; his brother joining him in Lubartów; living briefly in the Majdan Tatarsky ghetto; obtaining false papers from the underground; being caught escaping; getting into a work group (his brother was deported); traveling to Tereszpol; working in Łuków; secretly sharing his food with Jews in the ghetto; his boss telling him not to return after Christmas (he knew he was a Jew); entering the Łuków ghetto; escaping to Radom; entering the ghetto; finding a friend; escaping, then returning; marriage to his friend in July 1943; leaving the ghetto; forced labor in a munitions factory; his wife and her sister joining him; escaping to the woods; a Pole feeding him; learning his wife had been deported; hiding in the woods with five others; a Polish policeman assisting their escape from the AK; assistance from an escaped Soviet POW; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Lublin; return of his father's store; reunion with his wife; his daughter's birth; antisemitic violence; living in Landshut displaced persons camp, then Stuttgart; and joining his sister in the United States. Mr. F. notes not sharing his experiences, even with his children; nightmares; his inability to tell it all; and recording his testimony for future generations.