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Maurice S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1947) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1947

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    Videotape testimony of Maurice S., who was born in Jarosław, Poland in 1912. He recalls antisemitism in school; his dental practice in Kraków; marriage in 1937; German invasion in 1939; fleeing with his brother to the Soviet-occupied zone; hiding to avoid deportation to Siberia; working as a dentist; German invasion; hiding to avoid forced labor; living in Lʹviv with his brother and uncle; returning to Kraków; living in the ghetto with his wife and her family; forced labor; sending his wife to Warsaw since she was not well (he never saw her again); incarceration in Płaszów; losing his faith when he witnessed a mass shooting; assistance from Oskar Schindler; transfer to Auschwitz, then Mauthausen; slave labor in the quarry; working as a dentist in the hospital; providing extra food for friends; becoming ill; assistance from a Polish doctor; liberation by United States troops; meeting his future wife; and returning home seeking family (only his sister in Belgium survived). Mr. S. notes half of him is still in the concentration camps; believing he would be killed; not escaping when he could, knowing those left behind would be killed; and the difficulty of summarizing ghetto and camp life.
    S., Maurice, 1912-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
    Interview Date
    July 17, 1995.
    Jarosław (Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Maurice S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1947). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Walker, Ann Solov, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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