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Fiszel K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2370) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2370

Videotape testimony of Fiszel K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1911, the oldest of six children. He recalls his family's orthodoxy; attending Polish school and yeshiva to age fourteen; pervasive antisemitism; working in his father's business and other jobs; becoming less religious; military service as a medic; marriage; his daughter's birth in 1937; military recall in 1939; discharge in Brest; traveling to Białystok; meeting his brother; their deportation to Kyrgyzstan by the Soviet government; forced labor in Komi; release from labor camp; wandering the area; enlisting in the Polish army; his brother's military rejection; transfer to Iran, Iraq, Palestine, then Naples; participating in the battle of Monte Cassino; emigration to England; and becoming a presser in the garment industry. Mr. K. discusses locating his brother through the Red Cross; losing his belief in God due to the Holocaust; and the loss of his entire family except his brother. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
K., Fiszel, 1911-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
January 3, 1991.
Locale
Soviet Union
Poland
Łódź (Poland)
Brest (Belarus)
Białystok (Poland)
Komi (Russia)
Kyrgyzstan
Iran
Iraq
Naples (Italy)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fiszel K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2370). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.