Iser R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1891) interviewed by Jaschael Pery
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 14, 1991.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP Restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Iser R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1891). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.