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Milton L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4419) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4419

Videotape testimony of Milton L., who was born in Ulanów, Poland, the youngest of seven children. He recalls working in the family bakery business; attending public school and cheder; antisemitic harassment; two brothers emigrating to the United States in 1939; German invasion followed by Soviet occupation; leaving with the Soviet forces; traveling to Młodów; two brothers and his sister returning home; deportation by the Soviets to Siberia in fall 1940; working with his brothers cutting trees; moving with his mother and brothers to Samarqand two years later; separation from his family when he was hospitalized for six months; assistance from a Jewish doctor; re-establishing contact with his family; working in a food processing plant, then attending vocational school; arrest on false charges; a seven-month sentence to a labor camp; release; learning one brother had died and the other was in the Soviet military; working as a donkey driver; traveling with his mother to Gliwice after the war; learning of the extermination camps; being informed his brother in the Soviet military was killed; living in Wetzlar, Giebelstadt, and Lechfeld displaced persons camps; and emigration to join his family in the United States in 1949. Mr. L. notes his futile attempts to learn the fate of his family that had returned to Ulanów, and remaining close to his brother and mother (she lived to ninety-three). He shows photographs.

L., Milton, 1924-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2008
Interview Date
August 7, 2008.
Soviet Union
Ulanów (Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
Młodów (Poland)
Siberia (Russia)
Samarqand (Uzbekistan)
Gliwice (Poland)
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Milton L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4419). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.