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Solomon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-850) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-850

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.

Author/Creator
S., Solomon, 1926-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
February 26, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1058034
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:09:00
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