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Samuel O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-314) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-314

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    Videotape testimony of Samuel O., who was born in Gorlice, Poland, in 1930. He recalls the death of his mother early in his youth and being raised, as a result, by both sets of grandparents; his first awareness of antisemitism; German occupation; his transfer to the Bobowa ghetto and conditions there; and the liquidation of the ghetto in August, 1942, which he was able to escape. He tells of assuming the false identity of a farm worker; being taken in by a Polish family, with whom he remained until the end of the war; and his sustaining friendship throughout this time with a non-Jewish woman. Mr. O. remembers the liberation and relates his inability to reveal his true identity to his Polish guardians even after the war. He also discusses a recent visit to Poland and the values that he, as a college professor, attempts to communicate to his students.
    O., Samuel, 1930-
    Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
    Interview Date
    December 4, 1984.
    Gorlice (Poland)
    Bobowa (Poland)
    Cite As
    Samuel O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-314). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Moskovitz, Sarah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.

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