Mendel Herskovitz

  • Recording Date: July 31, 1946
  • Duration: 1:19:49
  • Spools: 9-9, 9-10
  • Location: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France; Chateau de Boucicaut; OSE home for adolescents
  • Languages: Yiddish

Biographical Information

  • Name: Mendel Herskovitz
  • Age: 18
  • Birthplace: Lódź, Poland
  • Gender: male
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: unmarried
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Lódź Ghetto, Częstochowa, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Weimar, Germany
  • Liberated By: United States

Commentary

 Mendel Herskovitz, the son of Łódź shopkeepers, was twelve years old when the Germans attacked Poland in 1939. He and a younger sister tried to flee their native city but were forced to return when the invaders overtook them. In the Łódź ghetto he learned metal-working skills that would save his ... Read full commentary »