Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Joseph N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1275) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Lucille B. Ritvo,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1275

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Joseph N., who was born in Przemyślany, Poland (today Peremyshli︠a︡ny, Ukraine), in 1918. Mr. N. recounts his upbringing in an orthodox family; imposition of the Soviet regimen after 1939; being drafted into the Red Army and posted to the Romanian border in early 1941; losing all contact with his family after the German invasion; retreating with his unit; building roads and airfields near Baku, Azerbaijan; and traveling at war's end to Bielsko-Biała, Poland, where he located his sister-in-law and learned of the deaths of all in his family. He tells of his marriage; emigration to Paris in 1946; becoming an electrician after attending an ORT school; the birth of his first son in 1948; arrival in the United States in 1953; and nightmares about the Holocaust which have plagued him since.
    N., Joseph, 1918-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
    Interview Date
    September 13, 1989.
    Soviet Union
    Peremyshli︠a︡ny (Ukraine)
    Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Bielsko-Biała (Poland)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Joseph N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1275). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.
    Ritvo, Lucille B.,
    Associated material: Rose N. Holocaust testimony [wife] (HVT-1276), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 2 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Soviet occupation.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us