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Monty T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2374) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2374

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Monty T., who was born in Dęblin, Poland in 1928, one of six children. He recounts his family belonging to a Hasidic sect; their extreme poverty; attending cheder; speaking only Yiddish; antisemitic harassment; his older brother leaving home; German invasion; fleeing to an aunt's home in another town; returning home weeks later; Germans forcing his father to shave; reporting for forced labor in his father's place; ghettoization; transfer to Dęblin camp with his sisters; his parents' deportation; slave labor on farms and at an airport; maintaining contact with his sisters; prisoners praying daily and singing Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur; a public hanging; transfer to Częstochowa in 1944; slave labor at HASAG Warta; separation from his sisters; his privileged work as a mechanic; many deaths due to hunger and disease; train transport to Buchenwald; slave labor clearing rubble in Weimar; transfer to Colditz; slave labor in a munitions factory; a death march to Theresienstadt; assistance from the Red Cross; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with his sisters in Łódź; traveling to Prague, then Theresienstadt; traveling with a children's group to Windermere, England; transfer three weeks later to a hostel in Gateshead; studying watch making in Newcastle; marriage; the births of two sons; and maintaining contact with his sisters who had emigrated to Canada.
    Author/Creator
    T., Monty, 1928-
    Published
    London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    January 10, 1991.
    Locale
    Poland
    Dęblin (Warsaw)
    Dęblin (Warsaw, Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Windermere (England)
    Gateshead (England)
    Newcastle upon Tyne (England)
    Cite As
    Monty T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2374). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Perry, Elliot, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296748
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:53:00
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