Sol M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1784) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- April 22, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sol M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1784). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sol M., who was born in Radzanów, Poland in 1920, one of eight children. He recalls his family's Hasidism; antisemitic harassment; German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization in Mława; public hangings; forced labor; deportation to Auschwitz with a brother and two sisters in November 1942; slave labor with his brother; his brother's murder; praying on Yom Kippur; hearing rumors in July 1944 that Hitler was dead; contact with his sister; learning from her that their younger sister was dead; a death march; transport to Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald, Ohrdruf, then Crawinkel; evacuation to Buchenwald in April 1945; transport to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945; traveling to Berlin, then Łódź; reunion with his brother-in-law and sister in Mława; traveling to Zeilsheim; emigration to the United States; marriage; and becoming a cantor. Mr. M. notes his memories are fragmentary; lack of emotion to his brother's death in Auschwitz; sharing his experiences with his son when he was seven; and a recent visit to Poland. He shows photographs.