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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.
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.