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Hershel P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-717) interviewed by John Tiebout and Irving Gadol

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-717

Videotape testimony of Hershel P., who was born in 1922 in Łuków, Poland, one of ten children. He recalls antisemitic attacks; helping in his mother's store from age ten; briefly fleeing German invasion; being caught in a round-up; deportation to Ostrów Mazowiecka; release; returning home; traveling to Soviet occupied Brest; returning home three months later; deportation to a forced labor camp in summer 1940; his brother obtaining his release after sixteen days; hiding during round-ups in April and October 1942; living with one brother in Dęblin for ten weeks; returning home; ghettoization; hiding during liquidation on May 2, 1943; changing hiding places several times; staying with a Polish family for one year with his mother, brother, and his family; learning his father had been shot; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Munich; and emigration to the United States in 1947 with assistance from the Joint. Mr. P. tells of sixteen immediate family members who were killed and a 1979 trial in Munich at which he identified a Nazi whom he saw killing Jews.

Author/Creator
P., Hershel, 1922-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
February 9, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hershel P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-717). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294115
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