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Avraham S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3494) interviewed by Anita Tarsi,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3494

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Avraham S., who was born in Jēkabpils, Latvia in 1921, the oldest of three children. He recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; completing high school; attending university in Rīga in 1939; Soviet occupation in 1940; German invasion in June 1941; forced labor clearing rubble; hearing rumors Jēkabpils's Jews had been murdered; his landlord, a Latvian priest, saving his life by hiding him during a round-up; ghettoization; daily slave labor; several mass killings; the arrival of Jews from Germany and Austria; transfer to Kaiserwald, then to Dundangen; slave labor building the camp; daily deaths; escaping with a friend; hiding in a barn; the owner caring for them for eleven months; liberation by Soviet troops; and returning to Rīga.
    Author/Creator
    S., Avraham, 1921-
    Published
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
    Interview Date
    November 13, 1992.
    Locale
    Latvia
    Rīga
    Jēkabpils (Latvia)
    Rīga (Latvia)
    Cite As
    Avraham S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3494). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.
    Related publication: So it was indeed! / Abraham Shpungin. -- Tel Yitshak : Maśu'ah, c1994.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297673
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:45:00
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