Mark K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1596) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Susanna Newman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- May 15, 1990.
- 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.
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.