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Joseph T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3128) interviewed by David Conn and Margie Gordon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3128

Videotape testimony of Joseph T., who was born in Rozwadów, Poland in 1923. He recalls his mother's career as a pharmacist and his father's as an attorney (he was a Polish military veteran); German invasion; expulsion of all the Jews across the San River to Soviet-occupied territory; traveling to Lʹviv where his mother had a sister; his father taking a low-level job to avoid Soviet deportation; German invasion in June 1941; ghettoization in November; being warned in 1942 by a non-Jewish friend of transports to extermination camps; his father obtaining false papers for him from the Polish underground; living in Rzeszów as a non-Jew; working for the railroad; his mother's arrival; finding a Polish family with whom she lived; his father's arrival (he stayed with him); liberation in July 1944; attending medical school; and emigration to the United States in 1958. Dr. T. mentions many non-Jews who helped save him and his parents.

Author/Creator
T., Joseph, 1923-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
February 24, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3128). 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/4297142
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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