Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Ludwig C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1531) interviewed by Anne Kaplan and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1531

Videotape testimony of Ludwig C., who was born in L'viv, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1925, one of three children. He recounts Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion; his father's arrest and incarceration for four weeks; mass killings near their home; forced labor; his brother's escape; a large round-up in August 1942; ghettoization; brief hospitalization for typhus; witnessing Germans hanging Jewish policemen; slave labor in a factory; his brother's return; his sister's murder in a mass killing in March 1943; his parents' escape with assistance from Polish friends; transfer to Janowska; escaping with his brother and another man; finding his parents; hiding together in a Polish farmer's attic; building a bunker; staying with the farmer's mother, then in another house; assistance from his brother's friend; liberation by Soviet troops; seeking other Jews; finding his neighbors' daughter, whom he married; traveling to Munich; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mr. C. discusses hardships and dangers of exposure while hiding; testifying against Fritz Gebauer, Kommandant of Janowska, at a trial in Germany; continuing relations with and helping the Polish family that saved them; and sharing his experiences with his children.

C., Ludwig, 1925-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
June 19, 1989.
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
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
Ludwig C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1531). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2018-05-30 11:33:00
This page: