Moshe S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-889) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Peggy Morton
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1987.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Moshe S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-889). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Moshe S., who was born in Końskie, Poland in 1912. He tells of the strong influence of Judaism on life in the town; a 1934 Polish boycott of Jewish stores; running from the town when the Germans invaded and returning a few days later; formation of the Judenrat; public execution of seventy Jewish men in retribution for an anti-German action of the Polish military; ghettoization; and fleeing with his family to the Kraków ghetto. Mr. S. recalls incarceration in Płaszów; liquidation of Kraków, including his parents; atrocities in Płaszów, particularly on Jewish holidays; deportation to Auschwitz in February 1944; transfer in January 1945 to Gross Rosen, then Buchenwald; and liberation by United States troops. He recounts going to a rehabilitation center in Switzerland; marriage in 1950; emigration to the United States in 1954; the deaths of his extended family of some seventy people except for one uncle; and the importance of relating his experiences to his children, especially on holidays. Mr. S. sings a song from Buchenwald and shows his camp uniform.