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Israel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-549) interviewed by Gitta Fajerstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-549

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Israel S., who was born in Munk√°cs, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine) in 1929. He recalls his religious family and happy childhood; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish measures; escaping deportation to Poland; German invasion in 1944; evacuation with his family to a brick factory; separation from his mother and sisters upon arrival at Auschwitz (he never saw his mother again); two weeks in Birkenau; separation from his father upon transfer to Mauthausen; forced labor in a coal mine in Melk; a prisoner saving him during an accident (he was seriously injured); assistance from a German officer; transfer by train and a death march to Ebensee; and liberation by United States troops. Mr. S. describes emigration to the United States in 1948; marriage in 1957; and his family of seven children. He discusses his total depression in Auschwitz; beginning to struggle to survive in Melk; and the importance of his group of friends to his survival.
    Author/Creator
    S., Israel, 1929-
    Published
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1983
    Interview Date
    September 18, 1983.
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Israel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-549). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 53 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1108230
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
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