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Alexander A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3642)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3642

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.

A., Alexander, 1928-
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.