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Vladimir S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2662) interviewed by Hélène Trigano and Claudine Drame,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2662

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    Videotape testimony of Vladimir S., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1937. He recounts his parents sending him to his maternal grandparents in a small town near Kaluszyn; running away with a Polish maid (his family was killed); his parents retrieving him; traveling with them, posing as non-Jews; vague memories of filth, lice, and overcrowding in what his mother told him was the Warsaw ghetto; his father's disappearance; escaping to the Aryan side with his mother in late 1942; a precise memory of his mother leaving him with a Polish policeman; placement in an orphanage run by nuns in Otwock; visits from his mother's friend; traumatic Allied bombardments which resulted in his stuttering; liberation by Soviet troops; retrieval by his mother; their brief return to Warsaw; moving to Munich; an uncle assisting them through the Joint; their move to France in 1947; and living in a children's home in Brunoy for a year due to health problems. He discusses his parents' influence resulting in his commitment to leftist causes and community involvement; estrangement from Judaism; and he and his wife (also a survivor) sharing their experiences with their children.
    S., Vladimir, 1937-
    Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
    Interview Date
    June 15, 1993.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Otwock (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Brunoy (France)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Vladimir S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2662). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Trigano, Hélène, interviewer.
    Drame, Claudine, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.

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