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Edward S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1358) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Susan Rosenstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1358

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.

Author/Creator
S., Edward, 1920-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
December 13, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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.