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Aron S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1936) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1936

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    Videotape testimony of Aron S., who was born in Kolomyi︠a︡, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1918. He recalls conflict with his Hasidic father over his Zionism; his father's death in 1930; the emigration of three sisters to the United States; antisemitic harassment; joining the Polish army; demobilization in Przemyśl; returning home; Soviet occupation; conscription into the Soviet army in May 1941; German invasion; marching through Chortkiv to Poltava; being wounded; eight months' recovery in a military hospital; working in the Ural mountains; re-mobilization; advancing to Berlin; not believing stories of atrocities against Jews; traveling to Perʹm after the war; deciding to repatriate to Poland; stopping in Brest, Łódź, and Szczecin; being advised to go to Germany; traveling to Schlachtensee displaced persons camp; teaching children there, then in Spandau; moving to Landsberg after the blockade; emigration to the United States in July 1949; marriage; and the births of three children. Mr. S. discusses problems with the children in the displaced persons camps and Jewish emphasis on education rather than revenge after the war.
    S., Aron, 1918-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    November 26, 1991.
    Soviet Union
    Kolomyi︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Przemyśl (Poland)
    Chortkiv (Ukraine)
    Poltava (Ukraine)
    Ural Mountains (Russia)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Perʹm (Russia)
    Brest (Belarus)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Szczecin (Poland)
    Cite As
    Aron S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1936). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 53 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

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