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Marc S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1452) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Evelyn Umlas

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1452

Videotape testimony of Marc S., who was born in 1922 in Kielce, Poland. He recalls antisemitic incidents in his childhood; participating in Zionist activities; his grandmother and older brother emigrating to the United States; German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; burying his father who was killed as a hostage; ghettoization; smuggling food which kept him from starving to death; his family's deportation in a round-up; hiding three children his brigade found; disbelief when a returned deportee reported gassing at Treblinka; deportation in 1944 to Auschwitz, then Birkenau; improved conditions at I.G. Farben's Buna Monowitz plant; receiving extra food from a non-Jewish block leader; the death march to Gleiwitz; transfer to Dora/Nordhausen, then Bergen-Belsen; and liberation by British troops. He recounts living in Hannover and a displaced persons camp; and emigrating to the United States in 1946.

Author/Creator
S., Marc, 1922-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
November 19, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marc S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1452). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.