Joseph M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-70) interviewed by Doris Simon
- Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
- Interview Date
- May 31, 1982.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-70). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Joseph M., who was born in Szczakowa, Poland, in 1922. He speaks of family life before the war; the mistreatment and killings of Jews at the beginning of the war; his 1940 deportation to Sakrau, where he was a slave laborer; and his transfer to Gross Masselwitz in 1942. He describes a typical day in Neukirch, a labor camp he was sent to in 1943, and conditions in the camps to which he was subsequently sent: Markstädt, Schmiedeberg, Klettendorf, and Waldenburg, where he was liberated by the Russians in 1945. He discusses his postwar return home; his reunion with his sister; leaving Poland for the displaced persons camp in Landsberg, where he met his wife; revenge taken by former prisoners against former Kapos; discovery of a surviving brother who had been imprisoned in Russia and emigration to the United States.