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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3082

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.

Author/Creator
S., David, 1923-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1987
Interview Date
August 26, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3082). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.