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Samuel and Wolf Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2188) interviewed by Helen Katz and Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2188

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.

Author/Creator
Z., Samuel, 1923-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
July 21, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065447
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