Alexander A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3642)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- April 21, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alexander A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3642). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alexander A., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1928, the oldest of three children. He recounts his father's military draft immediately before the war; his capture by the Germans; a one hour visit when he was en route to Germany as a POW; anti-Jewish restrictions, including expulsion from school; non-Jews assisting their move to Mogiła to avoid ghettoization; forced relocation to the Weiliczka ghetto; his grandmother's hospitalization (he never saw her again); relocating to the Kraków ghetto with assistance from German soldiers; slave labor at an airport; his mother hiding his twin sisters with friends in Mogiła; train deportation with his mother; escaping from the train; removing the Jewish star and traveling to Kraków; assistance from family friends; retrieving his sisters; smuggling them into the ghetto, then hiding them in Monastyrysʹka; and continuing to work at the airport.