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David S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-515) interviewed by Allen Binstock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-515

Videotape testimony of David S., who was born in Boryslav, Poland (presently Ukraine) in approximately 1922, one of five children. He recounts his family's poverty; attending public and Jewish schools; participating in Akiva; apprenticing as a painter; Soviet occupation in 1939; his stepbrother's deportation to Siberia (he survived); his older brother's draft into the Soviet military; German invasion in June 1941; a pogrom by Ukrainians; antisemitic restrictions; ghettoization; forced labor as a painter; deportation of his mother, father and youngest brother; receiving a letter from his father; his sister's deportation; transfer to Boryslav labor camp; deportation to Płaszów; slave labor; narrowly escaping execution; transfer to Mauthausen, then Melk, three weeks later; slave labor digging tunnels; evacuation to Ebensee in April 1945; and liberation by United States troops. Mr. S. discusses nightmares resulting from his experiences and continuing to hope that his brother survived in the Soviet army.

Author/Creator
S., David, 1922?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
Interview Date
January 30, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-515). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293917
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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