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Zvi K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-67) interviewed by Emanuel Landau and Miriam Forman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-67

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Zvi K., who was born in 1929 in a small town between Kraków and Kielce, Poland. He describes attending the cheder; the German occupation; the influx of Jews into his town as the cities became ghettoized; the gradual imposition of restrictions on the freedom of Jews; the sudden siege of the town in 1942; and the mass killings which took place while Mr. K. hid in the fields, hating himself for being a Jew. Mr. K. also speaks of being sent, with his family, to Skarżysko-Kamienna, Werk C; and daily and cultural life there, where he escaped death, due in part to his mother. Postwar topics include his emigration to Israel at the age of sixteen; his gradual psychological recovery; his career as an actor and mime; and his feelings about moving from country to country.
    Author/Creator
    K., Zvi, 1929-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
    Interview Date
    November 6, 1982.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków (Poland)
    Kielce (Poland)
    Cite As
    Zvi K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-67). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Landau, Emanuel, interviewer.
    Forman, Miriam, interviewer.
    Notes
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616925
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
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