Nathan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1232) interviewed by Selma Wasserman and Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- December 15, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Nathan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1232). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Nathan S., who was born in Nizhni Vorota, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1918. He recounts working as a barber; serving in the Czech military; Hungarian occupation; serving in Esztergom; transfer to a Hungarian slave labor battalion in Komárno; forced labor felling trees; returning home in September 1941; learning his older brothers had been drafted into slave labor battalions; traveling to Budapest; slave labor building tank barricades; escaping with a group of fellow prisoners; assistance from local farmers; hiding in a forest; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; learning his parents and younger siblings had been deported and that none of his family had survived; smuggling friends to Mukacheve; joining a militia; traveling to Germany; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. S. discusses his anger with the orthodox leadership and sharing his experiences with his children.