Media Files
Title:
Joseph L. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.0891
Orbis bib 963064
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1987-05-04
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.0891
Orbis bib 963064
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body L., Joseph, 1921-
Person or Corporate Body United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Person or Corporate Body Beriḥah (Organization)
Person or Corporate Body L., Joseph, -- 1921-
Person or Corporate Body United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Person or Corporate Body Beriḥah (Organization)
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 Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Conscript labor
geographic Soviet Union
topical Forced labor
geographic Soviet Union
topical History
temporal 20th Century
topical Refugee camps
geographic Poland
geographic Bielsko-Biała (Poland)
geographic Kraków (Poland)
geographic Rava-Rusʹka (Ukraine)
geographic Lʹviv (Ukraine)
geographic Panino (Russia)
geographic Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
geographic Bytom (Poland)
geographic Milan (Italy)
geographic Göteborg (Sweden)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Soviet occupation
topical Postwar experiences
Format:
2 Videocassettes (3/4" U-Matic)
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Joseph L., who was born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland in 1921, one of four children. Mr. L. recounts attending a German school; training as a metal turner; German invasion; fleeing east with his mother and siblings to L?viv via Krako?w and Rava-Rus?ka; Soviet occupation; working in a Soviet government store; forced transport with his family by cattle car to Panino; forced labor felling trees, then cleaning chimneys; frigid temperatures and sparse food; receiving permission to leave; traveling with his family to Tashkent; encountering cousins and moving to the village where they lived; hospitalization twice, once with his sister (she died); his mother's death; learning the war was over and of concentration and death camps; receiving permission to return home in May 1946; traveling to Bytom; moving to Rothschild Hospital and Wegscheid displaced persons camps; assistance from UNRRA; Berih?ah organizing them to emigrate to Palestine; traveling to an UNRRA camp in Italy; hospitalization in Milan; marriage; his son's birth and death at three months; and emigration to Go?teborg, then to the United States thirty months later. Mr. L. shows photographs and documents.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New York, N.Y. :
Date:
creation 1987-05-04
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
L., Joseph, 1921-
Dwork, Bonnie
Interviewee L, Joseph (1534)
Interviewer Goodman, Pam
Interviewer Dwork, Bonnie
Duration:
01:58:57

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