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Emmanuel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-816) interviewed by John Tiebout, Sue Kollinger and Irving Gadol,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-816

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    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.
    F., Emmanuel, 1922-
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
    Interview Date
    July 13, 1986.
    Soviet Union
    Kosiv (Ukraine)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Kuty (Ivano-Frankivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Sighet (Romania)
    Arad (Romania)
    Timiṣoara (Romania)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Emmanuel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-816). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kollinger, Sue, interviewer.
    Gadol, Irving, interviewer.
    Tiebout, John, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 9 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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