Zisha S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2419) interviewed by Alberta Strage
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Zisha S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2419). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Zisha S., who was born in Poland in 1928. He recounts attending local public school with his twin brother; antisemitic harassment; transfer to the school in Gorlice; attending cheder; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions, including closing the school; his bar mitzvah; forced relocation with his family to Biecz; hiding with his parents and sister during a round-up in 1942 (his twin brother was taken); mass shooting of Jews; their escape to the forest; encountering his grandfather and aunt; discovery by Germans; deportation with his father to Prokocim (he never saw his sister and mother again); a privileged position in the kitchen; sharing extra food with his father; transfer three months later to another camp, then three months after that to Częstochowa; train deportation thirteen months later to another camp; separation from his father when he was sent to Buchenwald; train transport three months later; liberation by United States troops after three weeks; recuperating in a Czech hospital for three months; emigration to England via Prague; living in a convalescent home for two years; learning his father was alive; arranging for his emigration to England; marriage in 1960; and the births of three children.