Media Files
Title:
Menachem O. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.3340
Orbis bib 4297448
Language:
Primary Hebrew
Date:
creation 1992-05-04
creation 1992-06-10
creation 1992-06-18
creation 1992-10-04
creation 2010-06-04
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.3340
Orbis bib 4297448
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body O., Menachem, 1922-
Person or Corporate Body Göth, Amon, 1908-1946
Person or Corporate Body Płaszów (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Wieliczka (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Flossenbürg (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Colmar (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Oranienburg (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Braunschweig (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Neuengamme (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Svenska röda korset
Person or Corporate Body O., Menachem, -- 1922-
Person or Corporate Body Göth, Amon, 1908-1946
Person or Corporate Body Płaszów (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Wieliczka (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Flossenbürg (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Colmar (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Oranienburg (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Braunschweig (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Neuengamme (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Svenska röda korset
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical Forced labor
topical Jewish ghettos
topical Jews
geographic Poland
geographic Dębica (Województwo Podkarpackie)
topical Concentration camps
topical Psychological aspects
topical Concentration camp inmates
topical Religious life
topical Faith
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Atrocities
topical Quarries and quarrying
topical War crime trials
geographic Germany
geographic Poland
geographic Dębica (Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
geographic Helsingborg (Sweden)
geographic Rättvik (Sweden)
geographic Huskvarna (Sweden)
geographic Cyprus
geographic Palestine
topical Emigration and immigration
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Antisemitism
temporal Pre-war
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Mutual aid
topical Hospitals in concentration camps
topical Postwar experiences
Format:
10 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Menachem O., who was born in De?bica, Poland in 1922, an only child. He recounts attending public school and cheder; antisemitic harrassment; participating in a religious Zionist youth group; his father's business exporting eggs; German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish restrictions; attending a clandestine yeshiva; his father's emergency surgery arranged through non-Jewish contacts; separation from his parents after a round-up (he never saw them again); deportation to Rzesz?ow; severe depression due to separation from his parents; after six weeks deciding to do everything to survive; slave labor in an airplane factory; receiving a note smuggled from his father; praying with others, using his tefillin; observing Jewish holidays, including fasting on Yom Kippur; receiving extra food from a Polish civilian worker; transfer to P?aszo?w in 1944; camp Kommandant Amon Goeth randomly shooting Jews; transfer to Wieliczka, then Flossenbu?rg; slave labor in a quarry; transfer a month later to Colmar, then to Oranieburg, Braunschweig, where he was hospitalized for a week, Neuengamme, Bremen, then Bergen-Belsen in spring 1945; being assigned to carry corpses to open pits; liberation by British troops; transfer to Helsingborg with the Swedish Red Cross; living in several locations including Ra?ttvik, where he met his future wife; organizing kibbutz living in Huskvarna; illegal emigration to Palestine by ship; interdiction by the British; incarceration in Cyprus; arrival in Palestine in 1947; working as a teacher; marriage; his son's birth; and testifying at a war crimes trial in Germany in 1969. Mr. O. discusses retaining his faith and orthodoxy despite his experiences; the importance of friends to his survival; purchasing his home with funds his father had transferred to England; and traveling with young Israelis to Poland.
Language:
Primary Hebrew
Coverage:
Place of Recording Tel Aviv, Israel :
Date:
creation 1992-05-04
creation 1992-06-10
creation 1992-06-18
creation 1992-10-04
creation 2010-06-04
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
O., Menachem, 1922-
Tarsi, Anita
Producer United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Interviewee O, Menachem (4615)
Duration:
10:03:41
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