Solomon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-850) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- February 26, 1992.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Solomon S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-850). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Solomon S., who was born in Charsznica, Poland in 1926. He describes the town, his family and education; fleeing to a farm during the German invasion; increasingly harsh conditions; a mass shooting in September 1942; transport to Płasow with his father and cousin; frequent killings; their escape to the Kraków ghetto, then Charsznica; and his father (whom he never saw again) sending him to a labor collection to escape transport. Mr. S. recalls moving between Płasow and the ghetto; surviving several times due to help from friends and a Jewish kapo; transfer to Mauthausen via Vienna; quarry labor; daily killings; transfer to St. Valentin's; aid from his foreman; transport to Ebensee; deteriorating conditions; and liberation on May 6th. He recounts meeting members of the Palestine Brigade; hoping to go to Palestine; six years in Italy and Austria where he completed his education; and emigration to the United States in 1955. He reflects on his recent trip to Europe to visit concentration camps and his hometown.