Sol S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1653) interviewed by Norman Demick and Roshie Bush
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 10, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sol S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1653). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sol S., who was born in Rokiskis, Lithuania in 1927 and raised in Kaunas. Mr. S. recalls antisemitism as a child; Soviet occupation; German invasion; Lithuanian collaboration; ghettoization; starvation, selections and mass shootings; forced labor at Aleksotas, Kaunas and Marijampolė; deportation in 1944 with his father and brother to Kaufering (his mother and sister were removed from the train near Danzig); aid received from a German foreman; the importance of his father to his survival; and liberation by American troops. He describes finding his brother; returning to Kaunas and seeking their mother; his brother's conscription into the Soviet army; traveling to Łódź with his father; learning his mother had survived; fleeing to Berlin, then Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; his own marriage; and emigration with his wife and father to the United States in 1949. Mr. S. tells of his father's remarriage; learning in 1959 of his brother's and mother's survival (they were serving ten year sentences in Siberia); visiting them in the Soviet Union; annulment of his father's second marriage; and his mother's emigration to the United States in 1967 and his brother's to Israel in 1990. He notes these events never leave his mind.