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Myer C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2797) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2797

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Myer C., who was born in Zdolbunov, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1928. He recalls his large and close extended family; Soviet occupation in 1939; expropriation of the family business; German invasion in 1941; a mass shooting of Jewish men; ghettoization; slave labor; his mother's escape, then his with his brother, father, and a girl when the ghetto was liquidated in October 1942; hiding with farmers they knew, as well as in bunkers and the forest for two years; some separations from his family; contacts with Jewish and non-Jewish partisan groups, although not joining them; beheading of a Polish farm family by Ukrainians; liberation in February 1944; returning home; attending school; living in Munich; and emigration with his family to the United States in 1947. Mr. C. discusses the killing of his extended family; living with intense fear during the war; visiting Zdolbunov recently, and reunion with some of his rescuers; and attributing his survival to luck.
    Author/Creator
    C., Myer, 1928-
    Published
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 23, 1994.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Poland
    Zdolbuniv (Ukraine)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Myer C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2797). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Steven Paul, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Forests.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Bunkers.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297008
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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