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David W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2510) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2510

Videotape testimony of David W., who was born in Poland in 1918, one of six children. He recalls his family's extreme poverty; Soviet occupation in 1939; draft into the Soviet military; fighting against the Germans; discharge; deportation to Siberia for forced labor; escape after two years; military service; being wounded near Warsaw in 1945; briefly returning home, seeking relatives (no one survived); traveling to Łódź where there were other Jews, then to Germany; living in Ainring and Lechfeld displaced persons camps; marriage in 1948; and emigration to join relatives in the United States in 1949. Mr. W. notes Jews were treated as equals in the Soviet army. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
W., David, 1918-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
May 14, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2510). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.