Isaiah L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-293) interviewed by Brenda Steifel and Batik Woller
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- June 25, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Isaiah L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-293). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Isaiah L., who was born in Rozwadów, Poland in 1906. Mr. L. describes his family of seven children; his father's plan to assist the children to obtain an education despite their poverty; attending dental school; and hearing a speech by Vladimir Jabotinsky in 1928 urging Jews to emigrate to Palestine. He recalls the Russian occupation followed by the German; being helped by numerous Ukrainian friends and patients to hide, with members of his family and alone, in many places, including the forest and a pig sty; running a clinic in a ghetto under the auspices of the Judenrat; his disbelief in anything said by the Germans; and the end of the war when conditions in the woods became intolerable due to freezing weather, lack of food and constant sniping. Mr. L. relates accompanying the Russian army and emigration to the United States. He reflects upon the death of his brother, who died in the Israeli army, and the loss of one million Jewish children and how they died; and his satisfaction with having a family, especially grandchildren, in spite of the Holocaust.