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Julius S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-215) interviewed by Sally Moskowitz and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-215

Videotape of Julius S., who was born in Tluste (presently Tovste), a small town in Eastern Galicia, in 1918. He relates his childhood memories of Tluste; the Russian occupation in 1939; and the German occupation of Tluste in 1941, while he was in nearby Lʹvov. He recalls the murder of Jews in the villages surrounding Tluste by peasants; the initial protection of Tluste's Jews by priests; and the 1941 massacre of the Jews of Zaleszczyki. He recounts the beginning of transports from his area in summer 1942; his work in a labor camp in Lisowce; and the capture and murder of Tluste's Jews, including his father. Mr. S. tells of being joined in Lisowce by his mother and brother; their flight from there back to Tluste at the end of 1943; liberation in March 1944; and his joining the Russian army. Postwar experiences discussed include his return to Poland; his stay in a displaced persons camp in Austria with his future wife; marriage there; and his journey to Germany and then to the United States. He also expresses his regret at the lack of physical resistance during the Holocaust.

S., Julius, 1918-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
October 31, 1982.
Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
Tovste (Ternopilʹsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Zalishchyky (Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Julius S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-215). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.