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Daniel L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-371) interviewed by Doris Ladan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-371

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.

Author/Creator
L., Daniel, 1921?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 5, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293725
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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