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Sol R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-804)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-804

Videotape testimony of Sol R., who was born in Velikiye Luchki, Czechoslovakia in 1928. He recounts Hungarian occupation; going to work at age thirteen after his father was taken to a forced labor battalion; his father's return; a four-week incarceration with his family in a brick factory; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his mother and sisters (he never saw them again); his father giving him his bread; separation from his father (he never saw him again); transfer to Mauthausen, then Melk, with his friend Sam; slave labor digging tunnels; assistance from Sam, who had a privileged job; transfer to Ebensee; liberation by United States troops; returning to Velikiye Luchki; attending school in Prague; reunion with his brother in Mukacheve; living in an UNRRA displaced persons camp for a year; and emigration to the United States. Mr. R. discusses emotional problems resulting from his experiences; support from family members; and his continuing friendship with Sam.

R., Sol, 1928-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
December 14, 1986.
Prague (Czech Republic)
Velyki Luchky (Ukraine)
Mukacheve (Ukraine)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sol R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-804). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.