Harry W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4345) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Dana L. Kline
Videotape testimony of Harry W., who was born in Żychlin, Poland in 1927, one of four children. He recounts attending cheder and public school; German invasion; forced construction labor; ghettoization; his father's deportation; transfer to forced labor constructing roads with his father; their transfer to another camp; his cousin freezing to death; transfer to Poznań, then Kreuzsee; his father's deterioration since he was doing much of his (Harry's) work; his father's transfer to Auschwitz (he never saw him again); losing his will to live; transfer to Auschwitz five months later, then to another camp; slave labor in a Krupps factory; a German overseer giving him extra food; a death march; collapsing from exhaustion; being left for dead; hiding in a forest with other prisoners; assistance from locals; liberation by United States troops; living and working with U.S. troops in Nuremberg; emigration to the United States in 1949; marriage; and the births of three children. Mr. W. notes he was in Gross-Rosen; pervasive painful memories; and not wanting to frighten his children with stories of his experiences. He shows documents and photographs.
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
- Interview Date
- June 26, 2006.
Żychlin (Konin, Poland)
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Harry W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4345). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.