Hyman K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4400) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Dana L. Kline
- West Hartford, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- July 25, 2007.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hyman K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4400). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hyman K., who was born in Kishinev, Romania (presently Chișinău, Moldova) in 1925, the oldest of eleven children, five of whom died prior to the war. He recalls extreme poverty; attending public school and cheder; leaving at age twelve to start a business with his grandmother; Soviet occupation; German invasion; fleeing east; separation from his family; imprisonment for a year; draft into the Soviet military; deserting after less than a year; traveling under trains to Turkmenbashy, Tashkent, then Kirgiziya; returning to Kishinev in 1944; learning his grandparents had been killed; briefly visiting his family in Saratov; working as a government interpreter; escaping west; living in refugee camps in Germany and Italy; emigration from Turin to Montréal; living there for two years; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. K. notes he did not know about the mass killing of Jews until his return to Kishinev after the war, and writing a manuscript about his experiences.