Avraham S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3494) interviewed by Anita Tarsi
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Avraham S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3494). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.