David L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-147) interviewed by Dori Laub
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- March 4, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- David L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-147). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.