Leo S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1702) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Hannah Levinsky-Koevary
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Interview Date
- May 23, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Leo S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1702). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Leo S., who was born in Chicago in 1908. He recalls serving in the Air Force during World War II, stationed in the United States; volunteering to work for UNRRA in displaced persons camps in Europe after the war; being posted to Landsberg; working with staff from the Joint and with the survivors; helping Samuel Bak, a child prodigy, obtain painting supplies and workspace; learning his aunt, her husband, son, his wife, and their two children had survived in Siberia; traveling illegally to Legnica to bring his relatives to Landsberg; arranging for Samuel Bak to make sculptures for the camp entrance; Purim and Passover celebrations; notifying journalists of his thwarted efforts to improve poor camp conditions (he shows the New York Times article); and an American general who responded to his pleas. Mr. S. is joined by his wife, who tells of his daily letters describing Landsberg, and by Hirsch A., a survivor who assisted in camp administration. Mr. S. discusses other survivors in the camp, including interviewer Toby Blum-Dobkin's parents. Mr. S. shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.