Sol F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-854) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz,
Videotape testimony of Sol F., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1907. He describes his mother's struggles to support the family after his father's death; becoming a dancer; deteriorating conditions for Jews from 1941 onward; forced labor on the Russian front in 1942; one family visit; transport to Auschwitz; beatings and hunger; and transfer to Longwy-Thil, France where he worked approximately one year. He describes a forced march; working in a salt mine at Heilbronn; transfer to Dachau, then Passau; desertion by SS guards; foraging for food; exchanging clothes with a German soldier; receiving a document from General Eisenhower at a hospital in Mittenwald; living in Feldafing; returning to Cluj (none of his family survived); escaping to the American zone; working for the American forces; and writing a letter to Eisenhower, who helped him come to the United States. Other topics include his belief that God helped him survive; pride in his daughter; nightmares; frequent thoughts of his children who did not survive; and his decision not to tell his daughter about his experiences.
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- April 13, 1992.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sol F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-854). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.