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Vladimir P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2837) interviewed by Michal Lozovatsky and Alex Razumovsky

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2837

Videotape testimony of Vladimir P., who was born in Chemerivtsi, Ukraine in 1925. He recalls his father's imprisonment for "Trotskyism" from 1937 to 1939; moving to Kam'i︠a︡net︠s︡ʹ-Podilʹsʹkyĭ ; fleeing during the German invasion in June 1941; separation from his father; returning home with his family; the arrival of Hungarian Jews; a forced march to mass graves in August; a non-Jewish neighbor assisting him to join a work group; saying goodbye to his mother, brother, and relatives (they were all murderd); escaping from a forced labor camp; posing as a non-Jew; deportation to Vienna in March 1942; forced labor on a farm; escaping with Soviet POWs to Vienna; working in a factory; incarceration in Lanzendorf; slave labor on a railroad, then a farm; being shot during an escape attempt; transfer to Mauthausen in late 1944; liberation in 1945; hospitalization; returning home; learning his father was alive; living with him in Kiev; marriage in 1950; the births of two children; difficulties keeping jobs due to government suspicion of his war experiences; his wife's death in 1972; and emigration to the United States. Mr. P. shows photographs and documents recently obtained verifying his slave labor status during the war.

Author/Creator
P., Vladimir, 1925-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1994
Interview Date
December 11, 1994.
Language
Russian
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Vladimir P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2837). 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/4297079
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