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Rabbi Meyer S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-106) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-106

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Rabbi Meyer S., who was born into a rabbinic family in Poland in 1920. He describes in detail his childhood and family life in Poland and in Germany; his family's move to Wittmund, Germany, in 1926; the rise of antisemitism and anti-Jewish legislation; and his family's observance of the Jewish dietary laws in spite of the prohibition of ritual slaughter. Rabbi S. tells of his family's arrival in the United States on July 4, 1935; his father's work as a cantor and shochet (ritual slaughterer) in Pennsylvania; and his own studies at a Yeshiva in New York. He also relates the story of his Hasidic grandfather's heroic death in Stanisławów, Poland, surrounded by 123 members of his family.
    Author/Creator
    S., Meyer, 1920-
    Published
    Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    July 22, 1980.
    Locale
    Poland
    Germany
    Stanislav (Ukraine)
    Bielsko-Biała (Poland)
    Wittmund (Germany)
    Cite As
    Rabbi Meyer S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-106). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Notes
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

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    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/614465
    Record last modified:
    2018-03-06 14:08:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt614465

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