Saul K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2485) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
- Interview Date
- December 4, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Saul K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2485). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Saul K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1927 and brought up in two small villages. He recalls German invasion; moving to Łódź; ghettoization; overcrowding, extreme hunger, and deportations; his aunt's six young children starving to death; his father volunteering for forced labor in Germany in 1941, hoping to provide resources for the family; receiving money and packages from him for a short time; and deportation to Birkenau when the ghetto was liquidated in 1944. Mr. K. recounts transfer to Auschwitz after three weeks; assisting a Polish block leader prepare food for the SS; giving his extra rations to other prisoners; transfer to Sachsenhausen; abusive treatment of Soviet prisoners of war; transfer to the Heinkel factory in Oranienburg; once receiving Red Cross food packages; nightly overflights of Allied bombers en route to Berlin; a Dutch block leader who helped all "his" prisoners survive; a death march in April; and liberation by Soviet and United States troops. He describes living in a displaced persons camp; reunion with his father; living in Augsberg prior to their emigration to the United States in 1949; and his subsequent life.