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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4430

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)
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Isidore K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4430). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.