Vladimir P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2837) interviewed by Michal Lozovatsky and Alex Razumovsky
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1994
- Interview Date
- December 11, 1994.
- 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.
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.