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Shalom S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-190) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-190

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Shalom S., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1920. He discusses the prewar situation of the Jews in Lithuania, including Lithuanian antisemitism; the Russian occupation from 1939 to 1941; the German occupation; his flight with a small group to Russia; and the death of two of his brothers on the way home. He speaks of the collaboration of Lithuanian "partisans" with the Nazis in the round-up of Jews; the establishment of the Kovno ghetto; daily killings and other aspects of life in the ghetto; and the "Great Aktion" in which all the Jews were assembled for deportation while thousands of Lithuanians watched. Mr. S. relates his deportation to Dachau along with his sister, mother, and younger brother; his separation from his mother and sister upon arrival; his unsuccessful attempt to keep his ten-year-old brother with him; and learning after the war of his brother's death in Auschwitz.
    Author/Creator
    S., Shalom, 1920-
    Published
    Norfolk, Va. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    April 20, 1980.
    Locale
    Lithuania
    Kaunas
    Kaunas (Lithuania)
    Dachau (Germany : Concentration camp)
    Cite As
    Shalom S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-190). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.

    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 (59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Jews Lithuania Kovno.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/617046
    Record last modified:
    2018-03-06 14:09:00
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    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt617046

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