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Nathan F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-809) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Peter Ullman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-809

Videotape testimony of Nathan F., who was born in approximately 1918 in Kraków, Poland. He recounts his mother's death when he was an infant; his father's remarriage; working in his father's grocery store; playing soccer; his father's death when he was eleven; abandonment by his stepmother; living with his siblings; German invasion in 1939; military draft; serving in Tarnów; arrest by the Soviets; transfer to Rzeszów; brief incarceration in Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Kiev, and Kharkiv; deportation to Siberia; slave labor felling trees; release; traveling to Moscow; marriage to a Russian; serving in a Polish division of the Soviet army; capture by Germans; escape; serving as a medic in Jabłonna, Warsaw, and elsewhere; being wounded; traveling to Częstochowa; reunion with his sister in Krakow; his wife and brother joining him from Russia; meeting them in Łódź; opening a store in Kraków; moving to another town; and emigration to the United States in 1958. He notes the death of one sister and her child in Auschwitz. He shows photographs, documents, and war medals.

Author/Creator
F., Nathan, 1918?-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
April 27, 1986.
Locale
Poland
Germany
Soviet Union
Kraków (Poland)
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
Rzeszów (Poland)
Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Ukraine)
Siberia (Russia)
Kiev (Ukraine)
Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Moscow (Russia)
Jabłonna (Warsaw, Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
Częstochowa (Poland)
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nathan F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-809). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.