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Meir S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1146) interviewed by Doris Simon,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1146

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.

S., Meir, 1925-
Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1983
Interview Date
November 9, 1983.
Transylvania (Romania)
Beclean (Romania)
Budapest (Hungary)
Vác (Hungary)
Naples (Italy)
Alexandria (Egypt)
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.
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