Sam F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1719) interviewed by Devorah Mann
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 19, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sam F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1719). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sam F., who was born in Kassel, Germany in 1912, one of six children. He recounts the family's move to Gusakov after World War I; his father's death after a beating by antisemitic Ukrainians; attending Polish school; learning tailoring at age thirteen; working in Przemyśl from age fifteen onward in the Polish military; German invasion; a mass killing of 500 men in Przemyśl; Soviet occupation days later; German invasion; fleeing to the village of a Ukrainian, non-Jewish tailor whom he had helped before; working for him while posing as a non-Jew; hearing his family had been ghettoized in and deported from Przemyśl (no one survived); liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; serving in the Soviet military; returning to Przemyśl; hearing of a pogrom; fleeing to the American occupied zone; living in displaced persons camps in Kassel and Bindermichl; organizing tailor shops there; assistance from the Joint and UNRRA; and emigration to the United States in May 1948. Mr. F. notes he married a woman who had left Gusakov in 1939, weeks before German invasion.