Shalom T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1062) interviewed by Dina Choshen and Raphael Rozner
- Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shalom T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1062). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Shalom T., who was born in 1921 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He recalls his family's move to Antwerp in 1936 and to Brussels three years later; their move to southern France in 1940; arrest in Lyon; two months incarceration in Rivesaltes; joining his parents in Nice; their escape to Italy; German occupation; being protected by the town's mayor; arrest and transfer to Borgo San Dalmazzo, Nice, and Drancy; deportation to Auschwitz in December 1943; forced labor at Buna/Monowitz; receiving food from non-Jewish co-workers and Wehrmacht officers; public hangings; being injured in an Allied bombing; assistance from a friend; the death march in January 1945; transfers to Althammer, Gleiwitz, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Dora, and Ellrich; observing cannibalism by Soviet prisoners; transport to Bergen-Belsen; and liberation by British troops. Mr. T. describes returning to Brussels; contacting his grandfather in England; learning his family was in Palestine; and reunion with an uncle serving in the British army. He discusses his state of mind in the camps and the importance to his survival of remaining with friends.