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Leon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3570)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3570

Videotape testimony of Leon S., who was born in 1923, one of six children. He recounts attending public school and cheder in Chrzanów, Poland; participating in Gordonyah; working in his father's barber shop; German invasion; fleeing to Miechów; returning home; deportation to Gogolin; returning home a year later; deportation to Markstädt, Fünfteichen, Gross-Rosen, Flossenbürg, then Regensburg; slave labor on railroad lines; working as a barber (he cut the camp kommandant's hair); receiving extra food for shaving prisoners; Allied bombings; escaping from a death march; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Altötting, then Ulm; emigration to Palestine via France; and reunion with his sister.

S., Leon, 1923-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
August 2, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leon S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3570). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.