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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.

Author/Creator
L., David, 1910-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
May 10, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296875
Record last modified: 2013-10-11 11:48:00
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