Joe S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1200) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 7, 1989.
- 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.
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.