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Nokhim S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3618) interviewed by Irina Trampolski,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3618

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    Videotape testimony of Nokhim S., who was born in Mahili︠o︡ŭ, Belarus in 1923. He recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; celebrating Jewish and Soviet holidays; his brother's military service in 1939; arrival of Polish refugees; German invasion in 1941; his brother's return; anti-Jewish restrictions; mass killings; his father serving on the Judenrat; his brother volunteering the two of them for a labor camp (he never saw his parents or sister again); slave labor as a blacksmith for two years; killings and hangings; transfer to Minsk, then Lublin; separation from his brother (he never saw him again); slave labor in an airplane factory in Budzyń for approximately a year; transfer to Wieliczka in August 1944; assisting a friend; transfer to Flossenbürg, then Leitmeritz; assistance from Czech civilian workers; transfer to Dachau, Augsburg, and Leonberg; Allied bombings; a death march to Landau in spring 1945; another death march; release in Eggenfelden; arrival of United States troops; living with friends from Budzyń; returning to the Soviet Union hoping to find his siblings; serving in the military; marriage in 1948; living in Saint Petersburg; and his children's emigration to Israel. Mr. S. discusses relations between groups, including Soviet POWs in Flossenbürg; his and fellow prisoners' strong wills to live; and difficulties in the Soviet Union because he had lived through the camps. He shows photographs.
    S., Nokhim, 1923-
    Mahili︠o︡ŭ, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 11, 1995.
    Mahili︠o︡ŭ (Belarus)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Minsk (Belarus)
    Eggenfelden (Germany)
    Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Cite As
    Nokhim S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3618). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Trampolski, Irina, 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 (3 hr., 32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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