Robert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-105) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- July 23, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Robert S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-105). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Robert S., who was born in Vilna in 1935. He discusses family life before the war; the Russian occupation in 1939; and his father's refusal to accept Soviet citizenship, for which the family was exiled to Siberia. He relates the journey to Siberia and his family's internment in an exclusively Jewish camp within the Gulag system. He tells of his transfer to Kotlas, then Arkhangelʹsk and of his family's flight from there to a small village near Kirov where they stayed until the liberation. Returning to Poland after the war, they were taken to a displaced persons camp in Bavaria, where they remained from 1945 until 1949. Mr. S. speaks of the active cultural life of the camp; emigration to Boston; and the need to remember the Holocaust.