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Benjamin D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-569) interviewed by Batik Woller

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-569

Videotape testimony of Benjamin D., who was born in Sokółka, Poland in 1915. He tells of serving in the Polish army; retreating from the German invasion; capture by a German officer; transfer to a prisoner of war camp in Germany; changing his name to avoid detection as a Jew; and internment in a Stalag at Alt-Grabow. Mr. D. describes conditions of starvation and brutal treatment; forced labor; deportation of some prisoners to a death camp (he learned this later); letters from his brother in a ghetto dated February 2, 1943 and December 13, 1943; and not knowing the whereabouts or fate of his wife and two children. He recalls liberation of twenty-one survivors out of the original 3,000 prisoners by American troops; traveling to Paris; meeting his second wife; and their emigration to Israel.

Author/Creator
D., Benjamin, 1915-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
Interview Date
April 28, 1985.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Benjamin D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-569). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/972007
Record last modified: 2015-01-07 16:27:00
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