Steven L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-873) interviewed by Ira Glick and Elizabeth Jacob,
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.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
- Interview Date
- June 2, 1991.
- 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.