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Steven L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-873) interviewed by Ira Glick and Elizabeth Jacob

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-873

Videotape testimony of Steven L., who was born near Pinsk, Belarus in the early 1930s. He recounts his mother's death when he was very young; a close relationship with his maternal grandparents; meeting non-Jewish farmers while peddling with his grandfather; Nazi invasion in summer 1941; ghettoization; working for a non-Jewish farmer to supply food for his family; hiding during round-ups (his family was taken); escaping to the forest with another family; finding another Jewish family; assistance from a shepherd he knew; building bunkers; the deaths of one family from illness; the birth of a child who was killed so the crying would not expose them; joining Jewish partisans after the winter; military actions against German units; liberation by Soviet troops; living in an orphanage in Pinsk; running away to seek family members; moving to Łódź, then Germany, with other survivors; living in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States to join his sister. Mr. L. discusses the importance to his survival of having worked with his grandfather; slowly learning to trust non-Jews again after the war; and previously not sharing his experiences.

Author/Creator
L., Steven.
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
June 2, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Steven L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-873). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1109440
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:13:00
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