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Abe S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2748) interviewed by Debra L. Rosenthal and Fred Donovan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2748

Videotape testimony of Abe S., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1922. He recalls his family's poverty; their inability to feed him; working in a meatpacking house beginning at age twelve; German invasion; forced labor in several villages from August 1940 to September 1941; transfer to a weaving factory; sharing extra food with an older man; meeting his future wife (his second cousin); transfer to another camp in 1942; slave labor cutting down trees; a death march to Buchenwald in 1944; veteran prisoners asking him and others to kill two "green triangles" (criminals); receiving extra food for doing so; liberation by United States troops; learning his cousin (his future wife) was in Belsen; traveling there; reunion with his brother; their return home seeking surviving relatives (there were none); traveling to Łódź; marriage; living in a displaced persons camp near Frankfurt; his son's birth; emigration to the United States in 1948; and building his business. Mr. S. notes his pride in being American.

Author/Creator
S., Abe, 1922-
Published
Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
Interview Date
August 1, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abe S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2748). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296980
Record last modified: 2014-05-16 14:54:00
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