Edward S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1358) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Susan Rosenstein
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
- Interview Date
- December 13, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edward S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1358). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edward S., who was born in Krzeszowice, Poland in 1920. He recalls working in his father's sheet metal and roofing business; German invasion; fleeing to Kraków with his family; returning to Krzeszowice; difficult conditions in a forced labor camp; efforts to help a younger brother; transfer with his father and older brother to Płaszów; his father's death in 1943; and transfer to Auschwitz and Sosnowiec, where his metal working skills helped him survive. Mr. S. recounts a death march to Austria in late 1944; the deaths of two friends in escape attempts; transport to Mauthausen; work in a missile factory near Vienna; return to Mauthausen; the arrival of another brother; transfer to Gunskirchen; disappearance of the guards; and liberation by United States troops who transported him to a hospital in Wels. He discusses four years living in displaced persons camps, including Linz; emigration to the United States in 1949; and his successful business in partnership with his brothers. Mr. S. notes many relatives who were killed and shows a belt his brother made in Auschwitz.