Abraham L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-460) interviewed by Sidney Elsner
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 18, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Abraham L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-460). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Abraham L. who was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (presently Brest, Belarus) in 1914. Mr. L recalls Soviet occupation in 1939; serving in the Polish military; marriage; German invasion; escaping to Prilesnoye (Manevichi); his son's birth in 1942; ghettoization; escaping into the woods from a mass killing in September; contact with partisans; acquiring a rifle; training units due to his military experience; assistance from some pacifist farmers; digging a bunker; mining rail and communication lines; battles with Germans and Ukrainians; antisemitism among the partisans; receiving supplies from the Soviets; searching for relatives after the war (he found no one); living in Lublin, then Rome; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. L. notes pervasive memories and shows photographs and a book about the partisans.