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David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2578) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2578

Videotape testimony of David L., who was born in Sadgora, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Ukraine) in 1910, one of four children. Mr. L. recounts his family fleeing the Russians during World War I to Vienna, via Budapest; his father's and uncle's military service in the war (his uncle was killed); his family's orthodoxy; participating in Zionist groups; visiting relatives in Palestine in 1920; completing gymnasium and medical school; frequent antisemitic harassment; Austrian receptiveness to the Anschluss in March 1938; dismissal from his research position; his father's and grandfather's imprisonment; bringing his father medicine in prison; and emigration to Sweden in 1938, then the United States in 1939 with assistance from a former colleague. Mr. L. notes his family survived by emigrating to France, then Switzerland, and that he brought them to the United States after the war. He shows photographs.

L., David, 1910-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 10, 1993.
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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David L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2578). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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