Izidor S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3028) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Steve Forst
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1994
- Interview Date
- November 14, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Izidor S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3028). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Izidor S., who was born in Ulič, Czechoslovakia in 1918 to an impoverished family. He recounts his mother's death, his father's two subsequent marriages; having about ten siblings; apprenticeship as a tailor at age twelve; dismissal because he left without permission; a three year apprenticeship as a baker in Snina; working in Humenné, then Uz︠h︡horod; Hungarian occupation; military draft in 1938; basic training in Michalovce; an officer allowing him to leave; recall in October 1939; serving in Romania (he was the only Jew in his unit); placement in a slave labor battalion after a furlough; release in 1941; returning home; remobilization in 1943; serving in Košice; escaping with two others during a transport; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. S. tells of aid from the Joint in Košice; traveling to Uz︠h︡horod, then Ulič; reunion with a brother and brother-in-law; traveling to Bratislava, then Uz︠h︡horod; joining two brothers; traveling to Bucharest, then Budapest; one brother returning to Uz︠h︡horod (they never heard from him again); traveling illegally to Italy; preparing for emigration to Palestine in Modena (his brother went); and emigration to the United States in 1949 to join a sister.