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Sigmund W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-55) interviewed by Laurel Vlock, Dori Laub, and Eva Kantor,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-55

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Sigmund W., who was born in Berlin in 1921 and fled with his parents to Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. He tells of their flight to Brussels after an earlier failed attempt to flee to France; his flight to Vichy France that same year; and his capture and internment at Drancy. He recalls the journey in boxcars to Ottmuth in Silesia, from where he was sent to the Chevigner slave labor camp near Chrzanów and his transfer to Annaberg, near Auschwitz in March, 1943, and to Blechhammer six weeks later. The conditions and organization of the latter, where Mr. W. remained until February, 1945, are detailed with particular emphasis on mutual assistance and resistance activities among the inmates. Mr. W. describes the death march to Gross Rosen, from where he was shuttled to Buchenwald, then to Dachau and various of its subcamps until his liberation by the Americans on April 27, 1945. Postwar topics include his return to Brussels, where he married in 1947; emigration to the United States in 1948; his decision to cut himself off from his wartime memories in order to resume his life; and reflections on the qualities and circumstances necessary for survival.
    Author/Creator
    W., Sigmund, 1921-2015.
    Published
    Hartford, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
    Interview Date
    May 12, 1982.
    Locale
    Germany
    Berlin (Germany)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Chrzanów (Poland)
    Czechoslovakia
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Sigmund W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-55). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Kantor, Eva, 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    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in.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., 15 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Jews Hungary Munkács.
    Subjects
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jews--Migrations. Jewish refugees. Passive resistance. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance. Sabotage. Germany. Berlin (Germany) Antwerp (Belgium) Brussels (Belgium) Chrzanów (Poland) Fathers and sons. Brothers and sisters. Jewish ghettos. Czechoslovakia. Budapest (Hungary) Mukacheve (Ukraine) Oral histories (document genres) Brothers. W., Sigmund,--1921-2015. Ottmuth (Concentration camp) Drancy (Concentration camp) Blechhammer E/3 (Concentration camp) Buchenwald (Concentration camp) Dachau (Concentration camp) Annaberg (Concentration camp) Gross-Rosen (Concentration camp) Mauthausen (Concentration camp) Melk (Concentration camp) Ebensee (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616892
    Record last modified:
    2019-11-18 16:08:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt616892

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