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Harry C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-606)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-606

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.
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.
Cite As
Harry C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-606). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.