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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1275

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.

Author/Creator
N., Joseph, 1918-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
September 13, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/982258
Record last modified: 2014-05-21 14:57:00
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