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Solomon M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1486) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Roshie Bush

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1486

Videotape testimony of Solomon M., who was born in Jędrzejów, Poland in 1916. He recalls the family farm; attending Polish school and cheder; serving in the Polish army from 1937 onward; German invasion; three months as a prisoner of war; returning home; finding the town ghettoized; volunteering for forced labor in his father's place; six months of railroad work at Sędziszów; transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna; eighteen months in werke C; clandestinely receiving food from non-Jewish workers; transfer to Częstochowa in late 1943, then to Buchenwald in mid-1944; clearing corpses from the barracks every morning; a death march during which ninety percent perished; receiving sugar from a friend which helped him go on; and liberation near Ainring at the end of 1944. Mr. M. describes working in the Ainring displaced persons camp kitchen for two years; learning his sister survived and was living in Israel; emigration to the United States in 1950; assistance received from HIAS; and learning the Jews from his town has been deported to Treblinka.

Author/Creator
M., Solomon, 1916-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
March 25, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Solomon M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1486). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.