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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3494

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.

S., Avraham, 1921-
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.
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