Meyer K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1683) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro and Elsa Roth
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Meyer K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1683). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Meyer K., who was born in Poland in 1920. He discusses living with his family in the Starachowice ghetto; his parents' killing during the ghetto's liquidation in October 1942; selection with his five brothers for forced labor in a munitions factory; his older brother's death; transfer with his brothers by train to Birkenau in June 1944; claiming, with one brother, that they were blacksmiths (he never saw the other two brothers again); waiting for work assignment in the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); helping his brother during the death march on January 18, 1945; transfer to Mauthausen; forced labor in an underground factory in Gusen; beatings and public hangings; liberation by United States troops; and their move to Linz. Mr. K. describes their search for relatives; traveling to Modena, Italy with the Jewish brigade; living with his nieces and nephews in Germany; and emigrating to Canada. He discusses the importance to his survival of luck, volunteering as a blacksmith, and being with his brother.