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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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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    G., Samuel, 1926-
    Published
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
    Interview Date
    April 9, 1989.
    Locale
    Szastarka (Poland)
    Poland
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Israel
    Italy
    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

    Language
    English
    Copies
    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.
    Bunkers.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1093073
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt1093073

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