Isaac E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-604)
- Greenwich, Conn. : Second Generation of Westchester, 1983
- Interview Date
- March 30, 1983.
- 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.
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.