David S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-834) interviewed by Larry Schoenfeld and Phyllis Braverman
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
- Interview Date
- January 18, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- David S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-834). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of David S., who was born in Zawiercie, Poland in 1914, the youngest of seven children. He recalls his family's affluence; draft into the Polish military; capture by Germans in Tarnowskie Góry; incarceration in Stalag VIII A Görlitz for six months; returning home; ghettoization; deportation with his family to Auschwitz/Birkenau with his family (he never saw any of them again); transfer to Lagisza; return to Auschwitz; hospitalization; working in the Union Kommando; the death march to Gross-Rosen; escaping from a train transport in Sudetenland; stealing civilian clothes; a woman recognizing him as a Jew and assisting him to look better; posing as a Polish forced laborer; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Zawiercie, seeking relatives but not finding anyone; traveling to Sosnowiec, Prague, then Munich; marriage; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mr. S. notes that, when he thinks about his experiences, he has difficulty believing they happened.