Samuil K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3609) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman
- Baranavichy, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- August 5, 1995.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Samuil K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3609). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Samuil K., who was born in Uzda, Belarus in 1924. He recalls suppression of Jewish religious observances by the Soviets; a close relationship with his paternal grandparents; German invasion in June 1941 while in Minsk with his father; returning home by foot; fleeing with his family to Shat︠s︡ʹk; German orders to return home; ghettoization; forced labor; separation as skilled workers prior to a mass killing in October 1941; a German officer befriending his father and providing food for them; transport with his family to the Minsk ghetto in February 1942; hiding during a mass killing on March 2, 1942; arrival of Jews from Hamburg; constructing a hiding place; slave labor in a shoe repair facility; smuggling shoes to partisans; smuggling two gun cartridges to pay a smuggler in June 1943; escaping with the smuggler to a forest; joining partisans; clashes with German forces; encountering Soviet forces; serving in the NKVD until 1948; marriage in 1946; and the births of three children. Mr. K. discusses many details of ghetto and partisan life. He shows photographs.