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Tzvi K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4182)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4182

Videotape testimony of Tzvi K., who was born in Jazłowiec, Poland (presently Pomortsy, Ukraine) in 1929. He recalls younger twin siblings; attending Polish school and cheder; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion; forced evacuation to Zolotyy Potik; returning home a few months later; his father's death from typhus; ghettoization in Buchach; forced labor in Borki Wielkic; escaping; returning to Buchach; escaping to the forest in a group, including his mother and siblings; separation from his mother and brother; hiding in a village; returning to Buchach; learning everyone else in their group had been shot; retrieving the corpses, including his mother and brother; hiding in a bunker during a mass killing; moving to Tluste (presently Tovste) with his sister; slave labor at a farm; hearing shooting from a mass killing that included his sister; assistance from a German overseer; escaping another mass killing; liberation by Soviet troops; being wounded in a German attack; transfer to Chortkiv; living in an orphanage for several weeks; traveling to Gliwice with assistance from the Jewish brigade; transfer to Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; emigration to Palestine via Marseille in 1947; interdiction by the British; incarceration on Cyprus for one year; and marriage to a survivor in 1955. Mr. K. discusses the impact of his experiences on raising his children, and recently visiting Ukraine with his daughter.

K., Tzvi, 1929-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
Interview Date
November 2, 2000 and November 9, 2000.
Pomortsy (Ukraine)
Zolotyĭ Potik (Ukraine)
Buchach (Ukraine)
Tovste (Ternopilʹsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Chortkiv (Ukraine)
Gliwice (Poland)
Marseille (France)
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tzvi K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4182). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.