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Harry F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-265) interviewed by Doris Simon,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-265

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.

Author/Creator
F., Harry, 1919-
Published
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
July 18, 1982.
Locale
Poland
Lublin
Majdan Tatarski
Łuków
Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
Lublin (Poland)
Lubartów (Poland)
Tereszpol Wąski (Poland)
Łuków (Lublin, Poland)
Stuttgart (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
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.