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Martin F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-160) interviewed by Dori Laub and Malca Blum

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-160

Videotape testimony of Martin F., who was born in a small town in Poland in 1920. Mr. F. describes his childhood in Będzin; his involvement in Zionist youth organizations; his stay on a kibbutz near the Russian border until the outbreak of the war; and his unsuccessful attempt to escape to Palestine via Russia. He relates being sent from Będzin to Germany as a slave laborer; the typhus epidemic at Faulbruck/Gräditz where he, his father, and his brother were among the few survivors; and his transfer to Langenbielau, then to Gross Rosen. He speaks of his hatred and desire for revenge as a motivation for survival; meeting and falling in love with his future wife; their separation when he was transferred back to Langenbielau; liberation; and his postwar recovery and reunion with his wife-to-be.

Author/Creator
F., Martin, 1920-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 27, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Martin F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-160). 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/617037
Record last modified: 2016-03-31 12:29:00
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