Samuel and Wolf Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2188) interviewed by Helen Katz and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- July 21, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Samuel and Wolf Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2188). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Samuel and Wolf Z., twins, who were born in Chmielnik, Poland in 1923. They recall cruelty they encountered as children; German invasion; forced labor with their older brother until 1942; their transfer to Koszyce, then the HASAG plant in Kielce; Wolf Z.'s transfer to Płaszów where Amon Goeth killed people daily; Samuel Z. witnessing a mass killing of Poles in Kielce; their three year separation; and reunion in Italy. Samuel discusses German people being forced to view Buchenwald after liberation; his sense that Americans viewed Buchenwald as if it were a tourist attraction; his work for the United States Army; and sharing extra food he received with his brothers. Both men note they discuss the war years among themselves and with other survivors and continue to have nightmares.