Arnold K. Hocaust testimony (HVT-1359) interviewed by Jackie Berger and Carol Rudnick
- Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
- Interview Date
- April 16, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Arnold K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1359). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Arnold K., who was born in Suwałki, Poland in 1928, the second of four brothers. He recalls his family's affluence; vacationing with his mother and brothers in summer 1939 (he never saw his father again); German invasion; living in Sokółka with his mother, brothers, and other relatives; moving to Vilnius; Soviet occupation; his relatives' deportation to Siberia; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor with his older brother; smuggling food to his mother and younger brothers; hiding during round-ups; being found; separation from his mother and younger brothers; deportation with his older brother to Viivikonna; slave labor in coal mines with Soviet POWs for a year; transfer to Ereda; finding their uncle and cousin; his brother's futile effort to save them; slave labor for Organisation Todt; separation from his brother (he was killed); becoming depressed; transfer to Tallinn; hearing a cousin's voice which "snapped" him out of depression; ship transfer to Stutthof; assistance from Danish POWs and a German supervisor; transfer to a camp in Poland; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Lauenberg; traveling to Białystok; living in Stettin, Schlactensee displaced persons camp, and Munich; reunion with relatives returning from Siberia; assistance from UNRRA and the Joint; attending university; emigration to the United States to attend university; and earning a doctorate degree. Mr. K. discusses camp and ghetto life; the impossibility of revolt; and war criminals who live with impunity.