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Isaac E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-604)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-604

Videotape testimony of Isaac E., who was born in Zwoleń, Poland in approximately 1923, one of three brothers. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; attending cheder; fleeing to the woods during German bombing; returning to find their home and business destroyed; staying with relatives; his older brother's deportation; living with relatives in Ożarów; his parents and younger brother moving to Lublin; returning with his family to Zwoleń in 1941; brief transfer to Szydłowiec; being caught in a round-up; escaping; hiding with a Polish friend of his father's; working on a farm with other Jews; deportation to Skarżysko-Kamienna in 1942; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Częstochowa; a brutal beating; transfer to Gross-Rosen, Nordhausen, then Dora; having surgery by a prisoner-doctor; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; transfer to Celle; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; marriage; his daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States in December 1949. Mr. E. notes none of his immediate family survived; sharing his experiences with his family; and receiving reparations.

E., Isaac, 1923?-
Greenwich, Conn. : Second Generation of Westchester, 1983
Interview Date
March 30, 1983.
Zwoleń (Radom, Poland)
Ożarów (Poland)
Szydłowiec (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
Celle (Germany)
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS.
Cite As
Isaac E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-604). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.