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Stanley S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-8) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-8

Videotape testimony of Stanley S., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland, in 1931. He recalls his early childhood among both Jews and gentiles; the sudden shock of antisemitism that accompanied the German occupation; and the disappearance of his father, which made him, at the age of nine, the sole support of his family. He describes the mass round-up and deportation of the Jews of Sosnowiec; his and his sister's escape; and their subsequent activities in the Srodula ghetto, where he became a courier for the ghetto underground. He recounts his escape from the ghetto shortly before its liquidation and his life in hiding before he obtained the false papers which enabled him to work as a Polish non-Jew in Germany until his liberation in Katzenfurt. Mr. S., who served as a 'mascot' for the American G.I.s after the war, tells of his eventual emigration to the United States, where he lived with a foster family. The influence of the Holocaust on his later life and how his children have been affected are also discussed.

Author/Creator
S., Stanley, 1931-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
August 6, 1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Stanley S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-8). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/614462
Record last modified: 2014-12-11 13:00:00
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