Zygmund L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1524) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Marcia Weissberg
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
- Interview Date
- June 28, 1989.
- 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.
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.