Joseph N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1275) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- September 13, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1275). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.