Salamon K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2038) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 27, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Salamon K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2038). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Salamon K., who was born in Nizhna Apsha, Czechoslovakia (presently Dubrava, Ukraine) circa 1915, one of nine children. He recalls Hungarian occupation in 1940; compulsory service in a Hungarian labor battalion; postings in Budapest, Munkacs, and the Soviet Union; digging trenches; transfer to an indoor position after demonstrating his carving skills; watching soldiers burn a building filled with sick, elderly Jews; transfer to Kiev, then L'viv; being assigned to cover mass graves filled with murdered Jews near a Polish town; returning to Nizhna Apsha; his family not believing his warnings about the murders of Jews in the Soviet Union and Poland; building a bunker; hiding during a round-up; discovery (his father and one sister remained in hiding); ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his mother and sister; assignment indoors due to his carving skills; evacuation from Auschwitz; escaping during a death march; hiding with a Polish family; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. K. recounts living in Kraków; learning his father, three sisters, and one brother were in Sighet; moving to Sighet, then to Aš and Bamberg displaced persons camp with help from Beriḥah; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. K. shows photographs.