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Noe H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4269) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4269

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Noe H., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1926. He describes his large, extended family; summers with relatives in Myślenice and Jawornik; German invasion; expulsion from their apartment in October 1939; escaping to Myślenice in January 1940; forced labor to obtain rations; arrest and imprisonment in April 1940; transfer to Pustków; a Polish civilian worker conveying messages to his family; the Pole facilitating his escape with four others to De̜bica; reunion with his mother in Tarnów; hiding in Jawornik, Bochnia, and Myślenice; entering Płaszów in May 1941; slave labor building railroads; transfer to Prokocim; return to Płaszów; learning his parents had been deported; briefly escaping; hiding with a Polish friend's aunt; returning to Płaszów; transfer to Skarżysko in 1943; slave labor with toxic chemicals; volunteering as a painter; assignment exhuming and burning bodies; transfer to Buchenwald, then Schlieben; assignment to a HASAG fire brigade; assigning sick prisoners to the fire brigade, thus saving them; pulling large artillery to Falkenberg; train transport to Bautzen; liberation by Polish-Soviet troops; traveling to Chemnitz, then Kraków; acquiring papers from the Red Cross; illegally entering Czechoslovakia with other DPs; arrest in Ostrava; a Jewish officer arranging their escape; working for the Joint; obtaining travel documents in Prague; living in Munich and Regensburg displaced persons camp; attending an ORT school; marriage in 1947; recognizing a Nazi from Płaszów in Regensburg (he was not arrested due to lack of corroborating witnesses); and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mr. H. notes difficulty believing his own experiences and surviving due to luck. He shows photographs, documents, and his camp uniform.
    Author/Creator
    H., Noe, 1926-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
    Interview Date
    March 5, 2004.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków (Poland)
    Myślenice (Poland)
    Dębica (Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
    Jawornik (Poland)
    Bochnia (Poland)
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Ostrava (Czech Republic)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Noe H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4269). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Barbara Hadley, interviewer.
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    False papers.
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.
    Subjects
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Children. Jewish children in the Holocaust. Escapes. Forced labor. Concentration camp inmates--Family relationships. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German. Death marches. Refugee camps. Poland. Kraków (Poland) Myślenice (Poland) Dębica (Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland) Jawornik (Poland) Bochnia (Poland) Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland) Ostrava (Czech Republic) Prague (Czech Republic) Munich (Germany) Oral histories (document genres) H., Noe,--1926- Pustków (Concentration camp) Płaszów (Concentration camp) Skarżysko-Kamienna (Concentration camp) Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Birkenau (Concentration camp) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Buchenwald (Concentration camp) Schlieben (Concentration camp) Bautzen (Concentration camp) Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. World ORT Union.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6572304
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
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