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Mark K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1596) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Susanna Newman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1596

Videotape testimony of Mark K., who was born in Boryslav, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1911, one of four children. He recalls antisemitic harassment in public school; marriage; Soviet occupation; German invasion; a mass killing of Jews by local Ukrainians; working in the oil refineries; the murders of his parents, brother, and one sister; ghettoization; asking his boss to hide his wife; building a bunker at the house of a non-Jewish woman who agreed to hide his wife and sisters (they stayed there for two years); continuing to work in the oil refinery; escaping from a mass killing; joining his wife and sister (he remained for eighteen months); the woman hiding them telling them of Soviet liberation; working for the Soviet government; transfer to Lʹviv, then Drohobych; repatriation to Poland with his wife and sister; living in Wałbrzych; and emigration to the United States in 1947. Mr. K. discusses economic difficulties; establishing a successful business; testifying at a war crime trial in Munich in 1961; and continuing physical ailments resulting from beatings during the war.

Author/Creator
K., Mark, 1911-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
May 15, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mark K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1596). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295732
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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