David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3235) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1990
- Interview Date
- September 11, 1990.
- 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.
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.