Chaskel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-802)
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
- Interview Date
- November 9, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Chaskel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-802). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Chaskel S., who was born in Wielopole, Poland in 1910. He recounts his parents' deaths when he was a child; moving to Tarnów at age thirteen; a successful business with his brother; German invasion; expropriation of Jewish property; ghettoization; using influence with a Judenrat member to avoid deportation; hiding with his brother and future wife during round-ups and mass killings; deportation to Płaszów; working in Schindler's factory; transfer to Gross-Rosen, then Brněnec, with his brother; reunion with his future wife who had been in Auschwitz; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Tarnów; living in Kraków; and emigration to Paris, Israel, and then the United States. Mr. S. discusses incidents in the ghetto and camps, and sharing his experiences with his children. He notes 300 members of his family were killed.