Aba P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1036) interviewed by Frances Farber and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- March 19, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Aba P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Aba P., who was born in Miechów, Poland in 1922, the oldest of five children. He recalls German invasion; forced labor; a German supervisor providing him with extra food; ghettoization; smuggling food to his family; a Jewish policeman saving him from execution; volunteering for slave labor in Kraków, hoping to protect his family; working as a cook; occasionally visiting home; deportation of his mother and one sister (they did not survive); arranging for one brother to join him; learning his other sister and cousins had been killed; transfer to Pionki; encountering his father and brother; slave labor in a munitions factory; transport with one brother to Leipzig; deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to Buna-Monowitz; sharing extra food with his brother; a death march and train transfer to Buchenwald, then Crawinkel; his brother's death; return to Buchenwald; encountering an uncle and two cousins; losing his will to live after liberation; the kindness of the Americans; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; learning his brother was nearby; and his brother's death the day before he found him. Mr. P. discusses many incidents of camp life and emotional changes resulting from his experiences.