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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-190

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.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shalom S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-190). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/617046
Record last modified: 2014-12-11 13:09:00
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