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Sol F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-854) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-854

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    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.
    F., Sol, 1907-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
    Interview Date
    April 13, 1992.
    Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Mittenwald (Germany)
    Cite As
    Sol F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-854). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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