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Saul C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2077) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2077

Videotape testimony of Saul C., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1925. He recalls his family's relative poverty; attending Bund summer camps; German occupation; the family's move to Częstochowa; forced labor in the ghetto; transformation of the ghetto into labor camps (his mother, sister, and one brother were deported to Treblinka); hiding during a round-up; capture and escape; rejoining his father in the camp; separation from his father; escaping with a friend; building a bunker in a forest; hostile Polish partisans (AK); returning to camp because he feared death; denunciation; imprisonment; Gestapo interrogation; forced labor; transfer to Buchenwald; reunion with his father; transfer to Stassfurt; a death march in April 1945; liberation by Soviet troops in Annaberg; hospitalization; returning to Kraków (none of his family had survived); traveling to Prague; living in displaced persons camps in Linz and Bindermichl; working for UNRRA; emigration to the United States in 1949 to join family; and marriage. Mr. C. discusses the inability of non-survivors to understand his experiences; losing belief in God due to what he went through; his American relatives' unwillingness to hear what happened ; and resentment that they did little to help his family leave prewar Poland.

Author/Creator
C., Saul, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 18, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Saul C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2077). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.