Myer C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2797) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 23, 1994.
- 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.
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.