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Isaac E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-604)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-604

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    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)
    Cite As
    Isaac E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-604). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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