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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3736

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    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.
    Drahichyn (Belarus)
    Mokraya Dubrova (Belarus)
    Lahishyn (Belarus)
    Pinsk (Belarus)
    Kiev (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Piotr R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3736). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Lipphardt, Anna, interviewer.
    Heger, Dieter, interviewer.
    This testimony is in German.
    This testimony is difficult to understand. The witness speaks in a mixture of German and Yiddish.
    Related material: Piotr R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3304), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation
    Mass killings.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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