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Marc S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-176) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-176

Videotape testimony of Marc S., who was born in Łańcut, a small town in Poland in 1914 and grew up in Łódź. He notes his Jewish education, beginning with cheder at the age of three. He tells of his flight after the German occupation to Russian-occupied Białystok and of his return, with the help of non-Jews, to Łódź to rejoin his mother, sister, and brother. He describes the Łódź ghetto, particularly its Jewish administration, for which he worked until his deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944. Mr. S. was the representative of the revisionist Zionist organization on the Jewish Council. He recounts the liquidation of the ghetto, during which he witnessed the murder of a baby by a German army officer. He discusses his life in the slave labor camp at Görlitz, where he was sent from Auschwitz and where he managed to survive by "organizing" extra food; the death march which lasted from February to May, 1945; and liberation by the Russians on May 8, 1945. Other recollections include his postwar return home, where he discovered that a brother and a sister had survived; his activities in a displaced persons camp in Germany, of which he was elected president; his emigration to the United States; and his hard work and eventual success in his new life in Hartford, Connecticut.

Author/Creator
S., Marc, 1914-1998.
Published
Hartford, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
May 12, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master;: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marc S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-176). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.