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Zvi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1843) interviewed by Yoram Amit and Chaya Mʻeiri,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1843

Videotape testimony of Zvi S., who was born in Komarów, Poland in 1931 one of nine children. He recalls German invasion; the murder of a friend; the outpouring of mourning at the funeral which still haunts him; killings whenever Germans entered town; his family hiding; ghettoization; digging a bunker under their room; hiding when Germans came; being attacked by a German dog; hiding with his family during the final liquidation; escaping one at a time; meeting one brother, one sister, and his father in the woods (the rest of the family was killed); hiding in a village; receiving food from Poles who knew his father; living in a cave from October 1942 to spring 1943; his sister and father being killed when going for food; hiding for five months in a storage building of Polish friends who did not know they were there; building a bunker under a storage pit; leaving when discovered; hiding in many places; separating from his brother; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization in Zamość with his brother; his brother's marriage; fleeing to Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; preparing for emigration to Palestine in Blankenese; assistance from the Joint and the Jewish brigade; and arrival in Palestine in April 1946. Mr. S. discusses recurring nightmares, his education, and law career.

S., Zvi, 1931-
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1989
Interview Date
May 25 and June 21, 1989.
Zamość (Poland)
Komarów-Osada (Poland)
Blankenese (Hamburg, Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zvi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1843). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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