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Samuel M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-431) interviewed by Vera Dunn and Ora Band,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-431

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Samuel M., who was twelve when World War II began . He recalls being confined in a Christian orphanage prior to the war for illegally riding the streetcars; transfer to a Jewish orphanage after ghettoization in 1941; learning of his mother's death from his father; living with Jewish foster parents; smuggling food into the ghetto; escaping to Małkinia in August 1942 with his foster mother and her younger son; hiding in the forest; living in the Łomża ghetto; returning to Warsaw after his foster mother and her son were arrested; obtaining false papers with assistance from a Polish friend; traveling to avoid staying in one place; arrest in 1943; transfer as a non-Jewish slave laborer to Berlin; an unsuccessful attempt to flee to Poland; and working as a non-Jewish slave laborer until liberation. Mr. M. describes returning to Warsaw; joining the Polish army; learning of refugee camps in Germany; stealing an identification card from a German soldier; and traveling to Germany. He discusses his psychological scars and difficulty coping with his memories.
    Author/Creator
    M., Samuel.
    Published
    Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
    Interview Date
    October 15, 1983.
    Locale
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Łomża
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Małkinia (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Samuel M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-431). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Dunn, Vera, interviewer.
    Band, Ora, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 25 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1100247
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt1100247

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