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William K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1376) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1376

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    Videotape testimony of William K., who was born in Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland), Poland in 1922, one of five children. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-635), Mr. K. recounts writing poetry as a boy; working at his mother's candy store; one sister's emigration to Palestine in 1936; a Pole reneging on his agreement to hide their younger sister because she "looked too Jewish"; contemplating a group suicide; slave labor in the Madritsch factory in Płaszów; a severe beating in Mauthausen for refusing sexual advances by a kapo; observing cannibalism in Ebensee; hospitalization in Mysłowice en route home with his brothers after the war; and their moves to Kraków, Wrocław, then Munich. Mr. K. discusses the prisoner hierarchy in the camps; the importance to his survival of remaining with his brothers; and depression and nightmares resulting from his experiences.
    K., William, 1922-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
    Interview Date
    June 12, 1989.
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie)
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Mysłowice (Poland)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    William K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1376). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Lichstein, Dvorah, interviewer.
    Related material: William K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-635), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocuast Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Survivor-child relations.

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