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Abraham L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3573)

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    Videotape testimony of Abraham L., who was born in Gumbinnen, Germany (presently Gusev, Russia) in 1922, the second of four children. He recounts living in Šiauliai; his father's executive position at a large leather factory; participating in Maccabi; summer vacations in Palanga; attending a Jewish elementary school, Hebrew high school, then a Lithuanian gymnasium; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation in 1940; German invasion in spring 1941; briefly fleeing east; he and his brother being forced by Lithuanians to bury corpses of Soviet soldiers; arrest by one former classmate and release by another; forced labor building an airport next to Soviet prisoners of war who received no food; a mass shooting of the Soviets; brief imprisonment; ghettoization; forced labor outside the ghetto; smuggling food into the ghetto; his grandfather's death; deportation to Batcum; slave labor; meeting his future wife; being returned to the ghetto; his father's death; being injured at work; a six-week hospitalization; obtaining a German railway uniform; escaping; assistance from a Lithuanian friend; smuggling food into the ghetto; his family's round-up; escaping into a forest with others; assistance from a Lithuanian Communist; arming themselves; repelling some Germans; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; leaving to find food; being beaten as Jews by Soviets; traveling to Vilnius, Kaunas, then returning home; assuming his father's former position; caring for an ill cousin; traveling with a group to Vilnius, Švenčionėliai, Łódź, Szczecin, Berlin, Heligenstadt, Hannover, then Munich; and living in Landsberg displaced persons camp. Mr. L. discusses his continuing efforts to obtain information about his family. He shows photographs.
    L., Abraham, 1922-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    August 20, September 10, and November 19, 1993.
    Soviet Union
    Gusev (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
    Gumbinnen (Germany)
    Šiauliai (Lithuania)
    Palanga (Lithuania)
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Kaunas (Lithuania)
    Švenčionėliai (Lithuania)
    Brest (Belarus)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Szczecin (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Heiligenstadt (Thuringia, Germany)
    Hannover (Germany)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Abraham L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3573). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    3 videorecordings (3 hr., 3 hr., and 1 hr. 2 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Soviet occupation.
    Hospitals in Jewish ghettos.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Escapes. Forced labor. Jews--Lithuania--Šiauliai. Jewish ghettos. Prisoners of war--Soviet Union. Prisoners of war--Germany. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. Germany. Gusev (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia) Gumbinnen (Germany) Šiauliai (Lithuania) Palanga (Lithuania) Vilnius (Lithuania) Kaunas (Lithuania) Švenčionėliai (Lithuania) Brest (Belarus) Łódź (Poland) Szczecin (Poland) Berlin (Germany) Heiligenstadt (Thuringia, Germany) Hannover (Germany) Munich (Germany) Oral histories (document genres) L., Abraham,--1922- Maccabi World Union. Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp)

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