Andrej K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3877)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- December 6, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Andrej K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3877). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Andrej K., who was born in Botoșani, Romania in 1922, the oldest of three children. He recounts growing up in Iași; cordial relations with non-Jews; completing high school; being taken with his father and brother in a round-up; being beaten and shot; deportation in cattle cars; being told he was removed from the train in Roman, and a non-Jewish woman (she was recognized by Yad Vashem) and the Jewish community in Călărași caring for him (he does not remember this); returning to Iași; living in his family home with their former maid; working for the Jewish community briefly in Dobrusa, then in Iași while he recovered (he could not walk for a year); taking a stage name in 1950, performing in Bucharest theaters; working as a filmmaker; emigration to Israel; and his work with Israeli television. Mr. K. discusses becoming observant after his family did not return: praying three times daily, saying kaddish for a year, and a leadership position in the synagogue.