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Samuel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4393) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4393

Videotape testimony of Samuel S., who was born in Sni︠a︡tyn, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1920. He recounts his family's move to Vienna the following year; antisemitic harassment in school; Austrians warmly welcoming German occupation in 1938; attending Jewish school due to anti-Jewish restrictions; his father's arrest (he was in Dachau for four months, then Buchenwald for four months); his release upon promising to emigrate; obtaining documents in 1939 for three to emigrate to Palestine; his father, mother, and younger sister emigrating there; his emigration to Belfast with assistance from an Irish woman, a friend of a friend; living on a farm in County Dublin supported by local Jews; attending university in Belfast, then Edinburgh; avoiding incarceration as an enemy alien; emigration to the United States after the war to attend graduate school at Yale; and his career as a city planner. Mr. S. notes how lucky he was; his parents' and sister's return to Vienna to live after the war; and circulating a newsletter to his Viennese Jewish schoolmates. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
S., Samuel, 1920-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
Interview Date
March 20, 2007.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Samuel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4393). 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/7847684
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:43:00
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