Henry Y. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1034) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 18, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Henry Y. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1034). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Henry Y., who was born in Ozorków, Poland in 1920, the oldest of four children. He recalls studying in Łódź; German invasion; cessation of his studies; his mother sending him to Łęczyca for food; deportation in 1940 to Danzig; slave labor on railroads; local women throwing them food; a severe beating from which he still suffers after effects; assistance from fellow prisoners and a German supervisor; transfer to Palemonas, then Kaiserwald; slave labor in an airplane factory; transfer to Stutthof; recognizing a cousin; bringing him food; transfer to Bochum Verein; frequent Allied bombings; transfer to Buchenwald, Flossenbürg, and back to Buchenwald; liberation from a death march by United States troops; hospitalization; working for the U.S. military in Straubing; extreme depression; his German landlady encouraging him; meeting his wife; establishing a textile business; traveling to Israel seeking his sister (he is the only family survivor); returning to Straubing; and emigration to the United States. Mr. Y. notes sharing his story with his children.