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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-717

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    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.
    P., Hershel, 1922-
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
    Interview Date
    February 9, 1986.
    Łuków (Siedlce)
    Łuków (Lublin, Poland)
    Ostrów Mazowiecka (Poland)
    Brest (Belarus)
    Dęblin (Warsaw, Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Hershel P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-717). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tiebout, John, interviewer.
    Gadol, Irving, interviewer.
    Related material: Hershel P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1366), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Soviet occupation.

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