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Sol S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1630) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Roshie Bush

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1630

Videotape testimony of Sol S. who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1914. He recalls anti-Semitic incidents in public school; becoming a tailor at age thirteen; German invasion in 1939; fleeing with his brother and neighbors to Sandomierz; hiding in the synagogue; transfer to Opatów after they were discovered; the murder of many Jews; and returning to Kraków. Mr. S. recounts bodies on the streets; forced labor in coal mines; ghettoization; burying women and babies murdered in the hospital; transfer to Płaszów; finding his mother, sisters, and their children there; mass killings; deportation to Mauthausen, then Melk; a death march to Ebensee; corpses strewn everywhere; bodies being burned day and night; carrying corpses to the crematorium; liberation; reunion with two sisters; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. S. notes family members who perished.

Author/Creator
S., Sol, 1914-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
October 14, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sol S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1630). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.