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David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-147) interviewed by Dori Laub,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-147

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    Videotape testimony of David L., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1920. He speaks of his happy childhood, religious education, and Zionist activities. Noting prewar, wartime, and postwar antisemitism, he describes the German occupation; the ghettoization of Warsaw; and conditions and daily life in the ghetto. He recalls his escape from the railroad station while awaiting deportation; the desperation and fear alternating with resignation that characterized his life in hiding on the Aryan side in Warsaw and its suburbs for the next year and a half; his marriage, while in hiding, in May 1943; and the gradual disappearances and deaths of his parents and sisters. Mr. L. also relates what he could see of the Warsaw ghetto uprising from his hiding place; liberation by the Russians; and his emigration, with his wife, to the United States.
    L., David, 1920-2007.
    New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    March 4, 1980.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    David L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-147). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr. 35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Marriage in hiding.

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