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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.
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.