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Oral history interview with Yesha'ayahu Falkovich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.264 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0264

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Yesha'ayahu Falkovich, born on March 21, 1927 in Bialystok, Poland, describes being 12 years old when the war started; his siblings, education, and involvement with the youth movement; Russians taking over the area after a short German stay (shorter than a month); the nationalization of all the Russians; the Russians leaving in 1941; Germans entering and rounding up the men, including his father; the establishment of the ghetto in the area of his father's factory; going into the ghetto and working in gravel production; the liquidation of the ghetto and being sent with his brother on cargo trains towards Treblinka; passing Treblinka and arriving in Majdanek after a short stop in Lublin, Poland; processing in the camp; being sent to Majdanek, Blizyn, Birkenau, Oranienburg, Sachsenhausen, Ohrdruf, back to Sachsenhausen, Neubrandenburg, and Ravensbrück; being liberated by the Americans in Ludwigslust; staying in Graz, Austria for a time then being sent to Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; immigrating to Israel; and his motivation for giving his testimony.

Interviewee
Yesha'ayahu Falkovich
Date
1995 December 07  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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