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Fiszel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2971) interviewed by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2971

Videotape testimony of Fiszel S., who was born in Kraśnik, Poland in 1923 to a Hasidic family. He recalls attending yeshiva in Janów; a brother and three uncles emigrating to Bolivia; German invasion in 1939; forced labor with his family for a year; transfer to Budzyń, where his father and brother were shot; a privileged factory position; transfer to Mielec; obtaining extra rations from the Swiss; transfer to Wieliczka in 1944, then to Flossenbürg, Litoměřice, Mauthausen, and Gusen; assistance from the Red Cross shortly before liberation; liberation by United States troops; living in a displaced persons camp in Linz; contact with his family in Bolivia; living in Modena, Italy for a year; and emigration to Bolivia. Mr. S. notes his sister-in-law survived; he shows a photograph; and discusses writing his experiences in a booklet "Testimonio."

Author/Creator
S., Fiszel, 1923-
Published
La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 17, 1995.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
4 copies: High 8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fiszel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2971). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.