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Joseph M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-70) interviewed by Doris Simon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-70

Videotape testimony of Joseph M., who was born in Szczakowa, Poland, in 1922. He speaks of family life before the war; the mistreatment and killings of Jews at the beginning of the war; his 1940 deportation to Sakrau, where he was a slave laborer; and his transfer to Gross Masselwitz in 1942. He describes a typical day in Neukirch, a labor camp he was sent to in 1943, and conditions in the camps to which he was subsequently sent: Markstädt, Schmiedeberg, Klettendorf, and Waldenburg, where he was liberated by the Russians in 1945. He discusses his postwar return home; his reunion with his sister; leaving Poland for the displaced persons camp in Landsberg, where he met his wife; revenge taken by former prisoners against former Kapos; discovery of a surviving brother who had been imprisoned in Russia and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
M., Joseph, 1922-
Published
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
May 31, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-70). 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/616934
Record last modified: 2015-04-07 11:40:00
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