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Nathan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1887) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1887

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Nathan S., who was born in Li︠u︡bomlʹ, Poland in 1929. He recalls vibrant Jewish life; attending Polish and Jewish schools; antisemitic harassment; German invasion in 1939; looting and killing of Jews by Ukrainians and Poles; Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; mass murder of Jews by Ukrainian policemen; ghettoization; his father and brothers' privileged positions as skilled workers; constructing hiding places; escaping with his family to the countryside; hiding on a Polish farm; his father's and sister's arrest (he never saw them again); hiding with his mother and brothers; their capture by Poles; his escape; witnessing the execution of his mother, brothers, and others; hiding in fifty-four places; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Li︠u︡bomlʹ; denouncing collaborators to Soviet authorities; traveling to Berlin; being chosen with other orphans for illegal emigration to Palestine; embarking by ship from Marseille; confrontations with the British; landing in Palestine; military exemption due to poor health; and moving to the United States in 1952. Mr. S. discusses recording his experience in a notebook during the war; his instinctive will to survive; the importance of learning about the Holocaust; and sharing his story with his children. He shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    S., Nathan, 1929-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    February 14, 1991.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Li︠u︡bomlʹ
    Li︠u︡bomlʹ (Ukraine)
    Poland
    Berlin (Germany)
    Marseille (France)
    Palestine
    Cite As
    Nathan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1887). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 41 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284989
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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