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Philip W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-346) interviewed by Donna Chernin,

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    Videotape testimony of Philip W., who was born in 1922 in Wadowice, Poland, one of four children. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; attending school for two years in Skawina; antisemitic harassment; participating in Zionist organizations; German invasion in 1939; fleeing with his family to Skawina, Kraków, Lubaczów, then Rava-Rusʹka; returning home; anti-Jewish restrictions; three days in prison; deportation to Sosnowiec in April 1941; transfer to Gogolin; slave labor building the Reichsautobahn; receiving packages from his parents for six months; transfer to Gross Masselwitz; praying daily and fasting on Yom Kippur; transfer to Neukirch in May 1942; receiving extra bread from a guard; sharing food with fellow inmates; transfer to Markstädt in May 1943; slave labor for Krupp; privileged work in a smithy; transfer to Fünfteichen; a death march to Gross-Rosen in January 1945; transfer to Dora/Nordhausen a week later; escaping during an Allied bombing; hiding with five others; liberation by United States troops; living in Nordhausen, Allendorf, and Fulda displaced persons camps; assistance from UNRRA; living in Marburg; and emigration to the United States via Frankfurt in July 1949. Mr. W. discusses focusing only on hunger in the camps; giving up once; public hangings of captured escapees; the loss of over a hundred relatives in the Holocaust; recurrent nightmares; and attributing his survival to luck. He shows documents and photographs.
    W., Philip, 1922-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    August 15, 1984.
    Wadowice (Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Skawina (Poland)
    Lubaczów (Poland)
    Rava-Rusʹka (Ukraine)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Marburg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Philip W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-346). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Chernin, Donna, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. Forced labor. Concentration camp inmates--Religious life. Death marches. Escapes. Refugee camps. Nightmares. Poland. Wadowice (Poland) Kraków (Poland) Skawina (Poland) Lubaczów (Poland) Rava-Rusʹka (Ukraine) Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Marburg (Germany) Oral histories (document genres) W., Philip,--1922- Markstädt (Concentration camp) Gross-Rosen (Concentration camp) Nordhausen (Concentration camp) Gross Masselwitz (Concentration camp) Dora (Concentration camp) Fried. Krupp AG. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Sosnowiec (Concentration camp)

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