Daniel L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-371) interviewed by Doris Ladan
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Daniel L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-371). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Daniel L., who was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in approximately 1921. He recalls graduating from private school in 1937; Soviet occupation; working for a textile company; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; daily forced labor; a beating by German soldiers from which he still bears a scar; transfer with his father at the end of 1943 to Stutthof, then two weeks later to a labor camp; slave labor digging ditches; his deteriorating physical condition; losing his will to live; his father saving him several times; transfer in April 1945 to Dachau, then Allach; liberation by United States troops; living with his father in Munich; learning his mother had survived; their reunion in December; employment searching for Nazi party members; believing many lied; emigrating with his parents to join relatives in the United States in 1949; and his marriage to an American woman. Mr. L. notes nightmares resulting from his experiences; and not sharing many memories with his daughter.