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Samuel G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1382) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen and Louise Goodman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1382

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    Videotape testimony of Samuel G., who was born in Szastarka, Poland in 1926. He describes his large family; forced relocation after German occupation; taking his older brother's place as a slave laborer; his family bribing a Pole for his release after three months; hiding with his family for two weeks with help from a Pole; their capture; about two years in Budzyń concentration camp; atrocities committed by camp commander Reinhold Feiks; incidents of mass punishment after escape attempts; transfer to Ostrowiec; and a mass killing including his father. He recalls transfer to Auschwitz in 1944; improved conditions in an I.G. Farben factory; transfer to Oranienburg in January 1945, then Flössenburg; a death march; disappearance of their guards; aid from a German woman; and liberation by United States troops. Mr. G. recounts his recuperation; traveling to Prague, then Budapest; traveling to displaced persons camps in Italy with assistance from the Jewish Brigade; learning of the survival of one cousin from his entire family; marriage; emigration to Israel in 1948; military service; and hardships in the early statehood period.
    G., Samuel, 1926-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
    Interview Date
    April 9, 1989.
    Szastarka (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Samuel G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1382). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Steven Paul, interviewer.
    Goodman, Louise, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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