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Abe and David F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-138)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-138

Videotape testimony of brothers Abe F., who was born in a small town outside Warsaw, Poland in 1929, and David F., who was born in 1928. They relate the outbreak of war in 1939; expulsion from school; formation of the ghetto; the Judenrat supplying people for forced labor; starvation leading to food smuggling; deportation, despite their belief they would not be taken due to their young ages, to a camp where they assembled gun parts for almost two years; and two youths who were tortured to death for assembling their own gun from parts on which they worked. They describe transfer to Auschwitz, partially on foot; selection for work; transfer to a stone quarry in Vinnen, Germany; horrendous work conditions; survival strategy of doing the least possible work; Abe's hospitalization due to typhus; a death march to an area outside of Stuttgart; transfer to Dachau; transport on trains to the Munich area; and a representative of the Swiss Red Cross providing food.

F., Abe, 1929-
Kansas City, Mo. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
Vinnen (Germany)
Stuttgart (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abe and David F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-138). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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