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Izzi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2950) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2950

Videotape testimony of Izzi S., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1922. He recalls attending public school; working as a tailor with his brothers; German occupation; working at a munitions factory; his father's death from starvation in May 1942; deportation with his brother; their escape from the train; returning to the ghetto; his brother's death from starvation in 1943; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his mother upon their arrival; transfer to Gleiwitz with his older brother; working as a nurse in the infirmary with assistance from two Jewish prisoner-doctors; sharing extra food with his brother and cousin; their transfer to Blechhammer in January 1945; kinder treatment from one German officer; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. S. recounts walking to Częstochowa; traveling to Łódź; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp, then Paris; emigrating to Palestine in 1947; returning to Paris in 1949; and emigrating to the United States in 1950. He discusses the importance of luck to his survival.

Author/Creator
S., Izzi, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage,, 1994
Interview Date
March 1, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Izzi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2950). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.