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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2407

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Częstochowa
    Radomsko (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Estedt (Germany)
    Cite As
    Mayer S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2407). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Ticho, Charles J.
    Arkin, Nat, 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., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1096680
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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