Abraham S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2499) interviewed by Alberta Strage
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 6, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Abraham S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2499). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Abraham S., who was born in Chorzów, Poland in 1926, one of two brothers. He recounts attending public school; his bar mitzvah; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; his brother fleeing to Kraków; deportation of his father and uncle for forced labor (they never saw them again); forced relocation to Sosnowiec; his brother's return; forced labor in a German uniform factory for two years; public executions; deportation to a labor camp (he never saw his mother and brother again); slave labor constructing roads; transfer to Graeditz, Laurahütte, and Chorzów; corresponding with his family until 1943; transfer to Blechhammer; selection for training as a bricklayer; Allied bombings; a death march in 1945; selection for a mass shooting in Graeditz; escaping; villagers feeding and clothing him, then returning him to the SS; marching to Gross-Rosen; train transfer to Buchenwald, then Zwieberge; assistance from fellow prisoners; hospitalization; liberation by United States troops; hospitalization in Hovestadt and Braunschweig; relocation to a displaced persons camp in 1946; joining an uncle in England in 1948; working as a coal miner in Scotland; emigration to Israel; living with an aunt, then on a kibbutz; marriage in 1952; their child's premature birth and death; and returning to England. Mr. S. notes his children's reluctance to hear his experiences. He shows photographs.