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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-67

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.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zvi K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-67). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616925
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