Samuel O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-314) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz
- Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 4, 1984.
- 1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS.
- Cite As
- Samuel O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-314). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.