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Joseph S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1087) interviewed by Dina Choshen and Raphael Rozner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1087

Videotape testimony of Joseph S., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1915. He recalls attending technical school in Brno; active participation in a Zionist organization; attending officer's training school; demotion due to anti-Jewish laws; transfer to a forced labor camp; release to perform his "vital" job; marriage in 1942; assisting his family avoid deportations due to his influential job; his company arranging for him to work in Nitra when they could not keep him off deportation lists; contacts with a Polish Jew who made a great deal of money in the black market and gave it to Rabbis Weissmandel and Unger for rescue work; his sister's family being protected by a priest (they had converted to Catholicism); preparing bunkers for a German offensive against the Slovak partisans; learning his parents were found and deported; moving to Nováky camp; Allied bombings; escaping to the forests; being wounded; returning to Nitra for medical aid; hiding with Catholics; liberation by Soviet troops; working for the Soviets in Nitra, Ždaňa, and Hungary; and emigration to Israel with his entire family.

Author/Creator
S., Joseph, 1915-
Published
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
Interview Date
January 11, 1985.
Locale
Slovakia
Czechoslovakia
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Nitra (Slovakia)
Ždaňa (Slovakia)
Brno (Czech Republic)
Hungary
Israel
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1087). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283225
Record last modified: 2018-05-30 11:28:00
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