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Henry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-578) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Esther Mishkin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-578

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    Videotape testimony of Henry S., who was born in Trzebinia, Poland in 1924. He recalls his family; German invasion in 1939; escape to Kraków; work in that ghetto for a year; deportation to Markstädt, where he worked eighteen months; then to Blechhammer for eighteen months; and finally to Gross Rosen. Mr. S. describes his inability as a young teenager to understand why he was incarcerated never having committed a crime; his work manufacturing ammunition in Reichswerke "Hermann Göring" in Blechhammer; frequent Allied bombings; the death march from Blechhammer which started with 13,000 of which only 500-600 survived; his inability to continue the march; and being spared by the guard who was supposed to shoot him. He relates posing as a Volksdeutsch; hospitalization in Bavaria with German soldiers; help received by nursing nuns who concealed his tattooed number; liberation by Americans; reunion with his brother; emigration to the United States with the help of his uncle; and marriage and subsequent successful careers. Mr. S. conveys that since liberation he has enjoyed every moment of his life.
    S., Henry, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
    Interview Date
    May 4, 1985.
    Trzebinia (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Bavaria (Germany)
    Cite As
    Henry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-578). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.
    Mishkin, Esther, 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 (54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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