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Sid E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3109) interviewed by Robert Krell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3109

Videotape testimony of Sid E., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1920. He recalls his childhood in Łódź in a Hasidic family; antisemitic harassment; German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish measures; traveling to Warsaw in December; returning to Łódź; ghettoization; starvation and crowding; he and his family remaining with a small manufacturing group after the mass deportations; their deportation to Sachsenhausen in October 1944; separation with his father from his mother; assistance from a Soviet POW; slave labor; transfer by himself to Königs Wusterhausen; seeing his father a last time when he briefly returned to Sachsenhausen; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from a Jewish officer; returning with his brother to Łódź; learning his sister and mother had survived; traveling with his brother to Berlin, then Hannover with his brother; marriage to a survivor; and his siblings' emigration to Palestine and his to Canada in 1948. Mr. E. notes often losing hope in the camps, and his and his wife's reluctance to share their experiences with their children until recently.

Author/Creator
E., Sid, 1920-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1985
Interview Date
July 29, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sid E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3109). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.