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Shaul S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3546)

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Shaul S., who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1925, one of six children. He recounts moving to Middelburg when he was a year and a half; his parents' divorce; his father's remarriage to a German non-Jew; visiting her family in Germany; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; a German soldier (his stepmother's friend) warning them to emigrate; forced relocation to Amsterdam in 1942; round-ups; his father's former customers sending them food; learning his older sister had been deported; deportation to Westerbork; assistance from an older prisoner; train transport to a camp in Poland; slave labor for Organization Todt; a friend's death in a random shooting; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau; beatings, shootings, and public hangings; pointless slave labor; briefly seeing his sister (she was later killed); injuring his leg, resulting in several postwar surgeries; assignment to the masonry school; volunteering for transfer, thinking he could no longer survive; transfer to the former Warsaw ghetto; slave labor deconstructing the buildings; contracting typhus; treatment by a German kapo; privileged work as a surgical assistant; performing amputations; the Polish uprising; a death march to Kutno; train transfer to Dachau, then Kaufering; slave labor constructing factories; volunteering for a bomb disposal squad to obtain more food; transfer to Landshut; train transport; Allied bombings killing many prisoners; liberation by United States troops; working as a translator for the U.S. military; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; returning to the Netherlands; reunion with his two sisters, his father, and stepmother; and emigration to Israel.

    Mr. S. discusses many details of camp life; his state of mind at various times; relations between ethnic prisoner groups; not forming close bonds, fearing the loss of those with whom he bonded; the impossibility of conveying his experiences to non-survivors, including his wife and children; permanent psychological scars; and attributing his survival to luck. He reads his poem about his sister's arrival in Auschwitz.
    Author/Creator
    S., Shaul, 1925-
    Published
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 16, 1993.
    Locale
    Netherlands
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Middelburg (Netherlands)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Kutno (Poland)
    Cite As
    Shaul S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3546). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (5 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Subjects
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Children. Jewish children in the Holocaust. Forced labor. Friendship. Brothers and sisters. Poetry. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. Concentration camps--Sociological aspects. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. Death marches. Refugee camps. Netherlands. Rotterdam (Netherlands) Middelburg (Netherlands) Amsterdam (Netherlands) Warsaw (Poland)--History--Uprising, 1944. Kutno (Poland) Oral histories (document genres) S., Shaul,--1925- Westerbork (Concentration camp) Organisation Todt (Germany) Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Birkenau (Concentration camp) Konzentrationslager Warschau. Dachau (Concentration camp) Kaufering (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4298237
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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