Felix U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2564) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 17, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Felix U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2564). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Felix U., who was born in Krzeszów, Poland in 1917, one of eight children. He recalls attending cheder and public school until sixth grade; antisemitic harassment; his bar mitzvah; participation in a Zionist youth group; joining his brother's tailor shop in Warsaw in 1935; vacationing at home in August 1939; German invasion; destruction of their house by German shelling; staying with a non-Jewish friend; brief Soviet occupation; German re-occupation; random shootings of Jews; forced labor on a nearby farm in 1942; weekly visits to his family; his mother urging him to escape; a round-up; escaping with a friend to a forest; moving frequently and begging for food for nine weeks; a farmer offering to hide him; helping with the farm work; leaving after he was seen; hiding with another family for six weeks; return to the farm; liberation by Soviet troops in August 1944; returning home; living with friends; being attacked by the Armia Krajowa; moving to Łódź, Kraków, then Turin; living in a displaced persons camp; meeting his future wife; the Red Cross locating relatives in Paris; joining his uncle there; marriage; his daughter's birth; and emigration to join relatives in the United States in 1950. Mr. U. notes his immediate family were all killed, and attributes his survival to luck. He shows photographs.