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Sam F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4274) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Michel Rosenfeldt,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4274

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    Videotape testimony of Sam F., a Protestant, who was born in Piétrebais, Belgium in 1918. He recounts that his parents were very religious; working in their market; military draft in 1939; German invasion; demobilization; continuing to work for his father; moving to Brussels to avoid forced labor; sending packages to Belgian POWs in Germany; arrest in June 1944; incarceration in Charleroi prison; deportation to Buchenwald in August; transfer several weeks later to Blankenburg; slave labor in construction; frequent deaths and starvation; a death march to Magdeburg; a mass killing of prisoners; liberation; transfer by the Red Cross to Lübeck, then to a hospital in Trelleborg, Sweden, and then to Ulricehamn; surgery; repatriation to his parents' home; marriage in 1946; and the births of two children. Mr. F. discusses developing faith in God while in camp; nightmares resulting from his experiences; and receiving reparations for permanent injuries.
    F., Sam, 1918-
    Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 2000
    Interview Date
    December 18, 2000.
    Piétrebais (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Magdeburg (Germany)
    Lübeck (Germany)
    Trelleborg (Sweden)
    Ulricehamn (Sweden)
    Cite As
    Sam F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4274). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Thanassekos, Yannis, interviewer.
    Rosenfeldt, Michel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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