Shlomo S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3251) interviewed by Chaya Mʻeiri and Yoram Amit
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- June 21, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shlomo S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3251). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Shlomo S., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924, one of two children. He recounts his secular family's relative affluence; his father's one-year trip to visit relatives in Argentina in 1937; he and his brother writing to him about increasing antisemitism; his return despite their letters; participating in Hashomer Hatzair with his brother and Israel Gutman; attending a Jewish school; German invasion; ghettoization; learning carpentry; many deaths from starvation; volunteering for forced labor; his father's disappearance; escaping; joining his brother in the Tarnów ghetto; his brother's participation in Jewish resistance; obtaining false papers as a non-Jew; working on a farm; traveling to Kraków; arrest as a suspected Jew; incarceration in Montepulich; interrogation and beatings; transfer to the ghetto prison, then to Tarnów; escaping a deportation train; returning to Tarnów ghetto; obtaining false papers from his brother (he never saw him again); working as an agricultural laborer; stealing and altering a peasant's identification card; obtaining legitimate identification as a non-Jew; liberation by Soviet troops; visiting Warsaw; joining a kibbutz; reunion with his mother in Wrocław; traveling illegally to Föhrenwald via Vienna and Munich; emigration with his mother to Israel after 1948; marriage; the births of his children; and his mother's death in 1965.