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Frank S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-532) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-532

Videotape testimony of Frank S., who was born in Boryslav, Poland in 1916. Mr. S. recalls his childhood in Lʹvov; his Polish and Jewish identities; emigration of one brother to Palestine and another to New York; anti-Semitic incidents; his medical studies in Italy, France and Belgium; and return to Poland in the summer of 1939 due to his Polish patriotism. He discusses Soviet occupation; leading Polish student resisters; German occupation; mass murders and deportations; moving to the Warsaw ghetto with his parents, brother and sister-in-law; deteriorating conditions; extreme hunger; and deportation to Treblinka, where his parents and sister-in-law were killed. He describes escape with his brother from Treblinka to Stoczek Łukowski, then Warsaw; obtaining false papers; conducting black market business; attempts to aid other Jews; and his arrest, torture, and deportation to Auschwitz. Mr. S. relates conditions in Auschwitz; meeting Greek Jews; working in the hospital where he encountered Dr. Friedrich Entress; working in Pszczyna; and liberation January 18, 1945 by Russians. He describes postwar experiences in Italy; organizing groups to emigrate to Palestine; reunion with his brother, who committed suicide shortly thereafter; his marriage; and the birth of his daughter Aurora. Both Mrs. S. and Aurora participate in this exceptionally insightful and detailed testimony.

Author/Creator
S., Frank, 1916-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
Interview Date
February 4, 1985 and March 1, 1985.
Locale
Poland
Warsaw
Boryslav (Ukraine)
Drohobych (Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Warsaw (Poland)
Bologna (Italy)
Modena (Italy)
Rome (Italy)
Stoczek Lukowski (Poland)
Pszczyna (Poland)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Frank S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-532). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/963043
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:32:00
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