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Abraham P. and Morris P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-141)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-141

Videotape testimony of brothers Abraham P., born in Łódź, Poland in 1913 and Morris P., born in Łódź, Poland in 1914. They recall their family of six children; their father's death in 1923; attending school a half day and working long hours as tailors; antisemitic incidents; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; and ghettoization in 1940. They describe extreme hunger, forced labor and round-ups; transport to Auschwitz with their family; transfer ten days later to Dachau together with their older brother; conditions of hard labor, beatings, selections, cold and hunger; transfer to Kaufering; transport on a train; their older brother's death; escape; and liberation by American troops. They relate recovery in a sanitarium; life in the Feldafing displaced persons camp; Abraham P.'s reunion with his wife; locating their surviving sister; Morris P.'s marriage; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
P., Abraham, 1913-
Published
Kansas City, Mo. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abraham P. and Morris P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-141). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.