- 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.
Kuty (Ivano-Frankivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
- 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.