Meier S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2704) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 17, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Meier S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2704). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Meier S., who was born in Năsăud, Romania in 1925. In addition to information included in two previously recorded testimonies, Mr. S. recounts moving to Beclean as a child; attending yeshivas in Satu Mare and Vác; Hungarian occupation; living in Budapest; participation in Mizrachi; German occupation in 1944; returning to Beclean; anti-Jewish measures; deportation with his family to Dej; forced labor; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau, Longwy-Thil, Kochendorf (Heilbronn), Dachau, and Allach; liberation; traveling to Italy, intending to emigrate to Palestine; living in displaced persons camps; organizing a religious hakshara near Naples; stowing away on a ship to Alexandria; and illegal entry to Palestine. Mr. S. discusses his brother's death in the Israel War of Independence; emigration to the United States in 1955; reluctance to share his experiences with his children when they were young; and visiting Dachau and Hungary with his wife. He shows photographs and memorabilia.