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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2971

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Kraśnik (Poland)
    Poland
    Janów Lubelski (Poland)
    Modena (Italy)
    Cite As
    Fiszel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2971). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Spitzer, Leo, interviewer.
    Hirsch, Marianne, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Yiddish
    Copies
    4 copies: High 8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 8 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297129
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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