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Piotr R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3736) interviewed by Anna Lipphardt and Dieter Hegeu

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3736

Videotape testimony of Piotr R., who was born in Drahichyn, Poland (presently Belarus) in 1923. In addition to information in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-3304), Mr. R. recounts is mother giving him the family photographs to save; his German supervisor hiding him after the October 1942 mass killing and instructing him how to act as a non-Jew; marriage in 1949; the births of his children; attending a survivor conference in Warsaw in 1996; and his attempts to locate and honor the German who saved him. Mr. R. notes that only two of his five siblings survived. He shows photographs and documents.

R., Piotr, 1923-
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelsohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1997
Interview Date
March 13, 1997.
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Piotr R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3736). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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