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Joseph S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2798) interviewed by Louise Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2798

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.

S., Joseph, 1933-
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.
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Joseph S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2798). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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