Samuil K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3609) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman,
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.
- 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.