Harry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2359) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 30, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Harry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2359). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Harry S., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1929. He recalls their poverty; attending public school; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; ghettoization; smuggling food to his family; lying about his age to obtain a job in a glass factory; deportation of his parents and sister (he never saw them again); a man exempted from deportation choosing to stay with his baby (an image that he still sees today); mass shootings in nearby woods; deportation to Częstochowa in 1943; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Buchenwald, then Rehmsdorf; friendship with one boy with whom he shared extra rations obtained from a prisoner who died in front of him; a death march to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; being chosen to go to England; living in a group home in Windermere; a wonderful psychiatrist who helped them adjust to normal life; transfer to a hostel near London; apprenticeship as a tailor; marriage; raising a family; his successful business; and sharing his story with his children. Mr. S. discusses being the sole family survivor, and details of ghetto and camp life.