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Iser R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1891) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1891

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Iser R., who was born in Piątek, Poland in 1923, one of nine children. He recalls German bombardment in September 1939; moving to the Warsaw ghetto; being smuggled to the Wegrow ghetto; escaping the liquidation in September 1942; a Polish family hiding him in their attic for two years; his hostess being killed and host injured by German bombing; liberation by Soviet troops; vouching to the Soviets for his rescuers; traveling to Łódź; learning no relatives had survived; living in Föhrenwald displaced persons camp, Munich, and Netherlands; emigration to Israel in 1949; serving in the military; marriage; and emigration with his wife and children to the United States in 1963. Mr. R. notes he paid his rescuers nothing; amazement that they risked their lives to save him, essentially a stranger; visiting Poland twice in the last ten years; continuing to send money to his rescuers; and buying his rescuer's son a car. He shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    R., Iser, 1923-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    March 14, 1991.
    Locale
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Węgrów
    Piątek (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Netherlands
    Israel
    Cite As
    Iser R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1891). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in English with some Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English Yiddish
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP Restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 2 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296318
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4296318

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