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