Emmanuel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-816) interviewed by John Tiebout, Sue Kollinger and Irving Gadol,
Videotape testimony of Emmanuel F., who was born in 1922 in Kosiv, Poland (presently Ukraine), the oldest of six children. He recounts his family's affluence; attending engineering school in Warsaw beginning in 1936; German invasion; returning home; Soviet occupation; military draft; German invasion before he could report for duty; forced labor with his father and brothers in a brick factory; his father's death; selection as a mechanic (the rest of his family was deported or killed); transfer to Kuty; escaping with assistance from a German soldier; capture; escaping; joining partisans in forests; constructing bunkers; blowing up bridges to disrupt German supply lines; killing a collaborator; illegally entering Hungary; assistance from Jews in Sighet; traveling to Budapest; obtaining false papers as a Polish non-Jew with assistance from the Jewish community; working as a mechanic; finding housing for escaping Jews, including his future wife, as part of a Jewish underground group; arrest by the Gestapo; interrogations and torture; escaping with six others; traveling to Arad; marriage; German occupation; being wounded; hospitalization in Timișoara; returning to Bucharest, then Budapest after the war; assistance from the Joint; living in Bratislava; emigration to England in 1947, then to the United States in 1948; and the births of three children.
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
- Interview Date
- July 13, 1986.
Kuty (Ivano-Frankivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Emmanuel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-816). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.