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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3609

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    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.
    K., Samuil, 1924-
    Baranavichy, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 5, 1995.
    Uzda (Belarus)
    Minsk (Belarus)
    Shat︠s︡ʹk (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Samuil K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3609). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Shulʹman, Arkadiĭ, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.

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