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Zygmund L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1524) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Marcia Weissberg,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1524

Videotape testimony of Zygmund L., who was born in Rokitno Szlachekie, Poland in 1903, one of eight children. He recounts his family's World War I experiences; moving to Łazy; marriage; the births of two children; German invasion; fleeing east; sending his wife and children home; traveling toward the Soviet Union; encountering Germans in Wodzisław; turning toward home; brief incarceration in Zawiercie; returning home; hiding during round-ups; deportation with his brother to Ottmuth; receiving packages from his wife; transfers to Fünfteichen and Markstädt; a death march to Gross-Rosen; transfer to Buchenwald; sharing food with his brother; slave labor in camps as a brick-layer; transfer to a camp in Czechoslovakia; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; traveling to Munich; attending his brother's wedding in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; moving to Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; remarriage; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States in March 1949. Mr. L. discusses details of his father's businesses; the murders of his wife, children, mother, and other relatives in the Holocaust; permanent injuries resulting from his experiences; and his son's disinterest in his story.

L., Zygmund, 1903-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
June 28, 1989.
Rokitno Szlacheckie (Poland)
Łazy (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
Wodzisław (Poland)
Zawiercie (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zygmund L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1524). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.