Solomon H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2883) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 26, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Solomon H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2883). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Solomon H., who was born in Wieluń, Poland in 1913. He recounts the deaths of his father and brother; a sister and brother emigrating to France; marriage in 1938; German invasion; fleeing; being shot; transfer to Tomaszów Mazowiecki, then Łódź; reunion with his wife; returning home; ghettoization; having his wife smuggled to the Częstochowa ghetto when she became pregnant (their son did not survive long); escaping to join her during the ghetto's liquidation; assignment to HASAG-Pelzery; a privileged position as a foreman; arrival of Jews from Łódź; communicating with his sister in Łódź to volunteer for the next group (she did and was sent to a death camp); remediating a factory production problem; escaping with his wife in January 1945; hiding with a Polish woman; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Wieluń; establishing a business under the Soviets using false papers as a non-Jew; escaping when his arrest was imminent; living in Munich and Bad Wörishofen; his daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mr. H. discusses testifying at the Frankfurt war crime trials; refusing to testify against the German who had saved him and his wife; and blaming himself for his sister's death.