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David S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3082) interviewed by Robert Krell,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3082

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    Videotape testimony of David S., who was born in Dubeczno, Poland in 1923. He recalls attending public school, then yeshiva; antisemitic violence in school; leaving yeshiva against his parents' wishes; living with a sister in Lublin; German invasion in September 1939; returning home; going to a brother's home in Włodowa; crossing to the Soviet zone; being forced to move to Kovelʹ; deportation with his brothers to a forced labor camp in Siberia; release in 1942; traveling to Tashkent; working in Kazakhstan; returning to Lublin in spring 1944; learning of the "final solution" and Sobibor; returning to Włodowa; a non-Jewish neighbor sheltering him and informing him that his parents and younger siblings had been deported; rejoining his brothers in Lublin; living in Łódź, Berlin, then Munich; and emigration to Canada in 1949. He notes assistance from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
    S., David, 1923-
    Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1987
    Interview Date
    August 26, 1987.
    Soviet Union
    Dubeczno (Poland)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Włodowa (Poland)
    Kovelʹ (Ukraine)
    Siberia (Russia)
    Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    David S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3082). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Krell, Robert, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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