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Joe S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1200) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1200

Videotape testimony of Joe S., who was born in Pidhaīt︠s︡i, Poland (now Ukraine) in 1922 to a family of eight children. He recalls his father's military service in World War I; attending school until age fourteen; good relations with non-Jews; German occupation in 1941; anti-Jewish measures; the Judenrat supplying men for forced labor; forced labor in Lavrykovtse for nine months; highway work; learning his parents and two sisters had been killed; the brutal murder of an escaped prisoner in Zborow; escaping to the partisans from a labor camp; hiding in bunkers and the forest for two years; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. S. describes returning to Pidhaīt︠s︡i; learning no family members had survived; moving to L'viv a year later; marriage in Kraków; living in the Bad Reichenhall displaced person camp; transfer by UNRRA to Funk Kaserne in Munich; and emigrating from Hamburg to the United States.

S., Joe, 1922-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 7, 1989.
Pidhaĭt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
Lavrykovtse (Ukraine)
Zboriv (Ukraine)
L'viv (Ukraine)
Kraków (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joe S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1200). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.