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Salo F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2966) interviewed by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2966

Videotape testimony of Salo F., who was born in Poland in 1919. He recalls attending a yeshiva; German invasion; ghettoization; public hangings to discourage escapes; arrest following a failed escape (he never saw his parents or siblings again); incarceration in Auschwitz and Flossenbürg; a beating which resulted in permanent back injuries; transfer to Dachau; liberation two days later; living in Munich; assistance from the Joint and UNRRA; marriage to an Auschwitz survivor; living in Bayreuth; his son's birth in 1947; his strong desire to leave Germany; and emigrating to Bolivia in 1953. Mr. F. notes it is too painful for him to discuss the camps; frequent nightmares; and the exposure of Klaus Barbie, whom he saw a number of times

Author/Creator
F., Salo, 1919-
Published
La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 24, 1995.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
4 copies: High 8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Salo F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2966). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.