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Mayer S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2407) interviewed by Charles Ticho and Nat Arkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2407

Videotape testimony of Mayer S., who was born in Radomsko, Poland in 1921. He recalls moving to Częstochowa in 1930; antisemitic incidents; German invasion in 1939; round-ups; mass shootings; organization of forced labor by the Judenrat; ghettoization in the spring of 1941; rumors of exterminations in gas vans in March 1942; round-ups in September 1942 during which his family was deported and he and two brothers selected for forced labor; working as an electrician while living in the "small ghetto"; hiding during frequent round-ups; the murder of one brother; working from May 1943 at the HASAG plant where he met his future wife; transfer to Buchenwald with his brother, then to Dora and Rottleberode; a death march to Dora during which his brother encouraged him not to give up; escaping a death march out of Dora; and liberation by United States troops in Estedt. Mr. S. describes many details of life in the ghetto and concentration camps.

Author/Creator
S., Mayer, 1921-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
March 20, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mayer S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2407). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.