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Harry C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-606)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-606

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Harry C., who was born in Poland in 1896, the youngest of three children. He recalls attending cheder in Sosnowiec; his older sisters' marriages; his parents' deaths; working in textiles; marriage; German invasion; his wife's deportation to Auschwitz; his deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to Blechhammer; slave labor “digging and chopping”; public hangings; Allied bombings; hospitalization; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Katowice, then Sosnowiec; a month later leaving for Wrocław, then Munich; living in Föhrenwald displaced persons camp from 1945 to 1949; remarriage; and emigration to join his wife's relatives in the United States.
    Author/Creator
    C., Harry, 1896-
    Published
    Greenwich, Conn. : Second Generation of Westchester, 1983
    Interview Date
    June 9, 1983.
    Locale
    Poland
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
    Katowice (Poland)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Harry C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-606). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Yiddish
    Copies
    4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 9 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294069
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
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