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David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3235) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3235

Videotape testimony of David L., who was born in Futoma, Poland in 1915. He recalls eighteen months in the Polish military prior to 1939; German invasion; ghettoization with his brothers and parents in Rzeszów; separation from his parents and one brother (he never saw them again); liquidation of the ghetto; transport with his brother to Wieliczka, then Mielec; slave labor in an airplane factory; transfer to Flossenbürg, then Altenhammer; return to Flossenbürg a year later; liberation by United States troops; staying in Hochfeld displaced persons camp; some assistance from UNRRA; living in Germany until emigrating with his brother to the United States in 1949; marriage; and his daughter's birth. Mr. L. discusses a severe beating in camp; becoming hardened in order to survive the ghetto and camps; nightmares for many years after the war; and sharing his experiences with his daughter.

Author/Creator
L., David, 1915-
Published
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1990
Interview Date
September 11, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3235). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.