Meir S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1146) interviewed by Doris Simon
- Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1983
- Interview Date
- November 9, 1983.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Meir S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1146). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Meir S., who was born in Transylvania, Romania in 1925, one of fourteen children. He recounts his family's orthodoxy (his father was a scribe); moving to Beclean; antisemitic harassment; attending yeshiva in Vác; learning the textile trade in Budapest; German invasion in 1944; returning home; ghettoization in Dej; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; transfer to Longwy-Thil; slave labor; transfer to another camp; work in an underground salt mine; transfer to Dachau, then Allach; reunion with one brother (he died a few days later); liberation by United States troops; meeting members of the Jewish Brigade; traveling to Italy; stowing away on a ship from Naples to Alexandria; illegal entry into Palestine; reunion with two siblings; and marriage. Mr. S. discusses his brother's death in the Israel War of Independence; emigration to the United States; and sharing stories with his children.