David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2578) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- 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.
- Cite As
- David L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2578). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.