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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2797

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Myer C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2797). 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/4297008
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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