Chaim E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-756) interviewed by Susan Millen and Lawrence L. Langer
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- May 12, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Chaim E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-756). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Chaim E., who was born in Brudzew, a small town in Poland near the German border in 1916 and moved to Łódź at the age of five. He describes antisemitism in the Polish army; his capture as a POW by the Germans; his release and return home; and his transport, with his father and stepmother, to Sobibór in 1942. He recounts conditions and treatment in the camp; his work sorting the possessions of the inmates, which gave him the opportunity for sabotage; and his involvement in the uprising of Sobibór, which allowed him to escape with his future wife Selma into the nearby woods; hiding in barns to elude the Germans; and their eventual liberation by the Russians in June, 1944.