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Isidore K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4430) interviewed by Susan Millen and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4430

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    Videotape testimony of Isidore K., who was born in Zamość, Poland in 1934, an only child. He recalls staying in a cellar with his family during the German invasion on September 14, 1939; Soviet occupation on September 26; leaving with the Soviets when Zamość was returned to the Germans a few weeks later; living in Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ through the winter; moving to Pinsk; deportation with his parents, grandparents, and other relatives to Siberia because they were not Soviet citizens; his father logging wood; moving fourteen months later to Ghijduwon; his grandmother's death en route; moving a few months later to a collective farm near Taraz; the deaths of his aunt, father, grandfather, and uncle; traveling with his mother, another aunt and cousin to Szczecin after the war; illegally moving to Berlin; living in a displaced persons camp in Berlin for two years; moving to Frankfurt; living in Deggendorf displaced persons camp for a year; emigration with his family to the United States in 1949; and graduating from university, then earning his masters degree in engineering. Mr. K. notes his children's lack of interest in his experiences. He shows photographs and objects.
    K., Isidore, 1934-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2010
    Interview Date
    January 26, 2010.
    Zamość (Poland)
    Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
    Pinsk (Belarus)
    Ghijduwon (Uzbekistan)
    Taraz (Kazakhstan)
    Szczecin (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Cite As
    Isidore K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4430). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Barbara Hadley, interviewer.
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 19 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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    Record last modified:
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