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