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Salomon M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-253) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Rena Rosenfeld,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-253

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    Videotape testimony of Salomon M., who was born in Kozienice, Poland in 1925. He describes his very observant religious life; arrival of the Germans in 1939; anti-Jewish laws and forced labor; formation of the ghetto in 1940; volunteering for deportation in place of his sick brother; digging bunkers near Radom; a selection and mass killing from which he narrowly escaped; transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna; the horrendous conditions and his struggle to survive; transfer in 1944 to Częstochowa; transfer to Buchenwald; the refusal of his transport to enter the showers for fear it was a gas chamber; work in the stone quarries; transfer to Schlieben; sabotage resulting in destruction of much of the camp; transfer to Flossenbürg, then to Mauthausen; and liberation on May 5, 1945 which Mr. M. continues to celebrate as his birthday. He tells of returning to Kozienice; encountering antisemitism; traveling to Prague with his brother and the kindness of the Czech people; his first Yom Kippur as a free person in Feldafing, a displaced persons camp; and immigration to the United States. Mr. M. shows a memorial book from Kozienice and discusses the pervasiveness of his memories and the importance of the survivors from his town in providing substitute families for each other.
    M., Salomon, 1925-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
    Interview Date
    March 10, 1984.
    Kozienice (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Cite As
    Salomon M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-253). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale Univeristy Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rosenfeld, Rena, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 5 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Antisemitism Postwar.

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