Joseph S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2798) interviewed by Louise Goodman
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 8, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2798). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Joseph S., who was born in Lut︠s︡ʹk, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1933, one of four children. He recounts German invasion in June 1941; mass shootings, including three of his uncles; ghettoization; pervasive deaths; his mother's emphasis on running, rather than acceptance; scouting the ghetto at night for escape routes; escaping with his mother and sister in June 1942; staying briefly with non-Jewish friends; learning from them the ghetto population had been killed in a mass shooting; hiding in the forest; and liberation by Soviet troops in February 1944. Mr. S. notes ninety relatives were killed in the Holocaust; frozen toes resulting in pain to the present day; sleeplessness due to painful memories; and the Lut︠s︡ʹk survivors erecting a monument to the Jews murdered there.