David W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2510) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 14, 1993.
- 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.
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.