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Norbert S. and Edward S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-840) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Susan Millen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-840

Videotape testimony of Norbert S., who was born in Lwów, Poland, in 1922, and is accompanied by his friend Edward S. They describe meeting in mid-1942, when Norbert helped Edward get a job and lodging in the Lʹvov ghetto; forging work permits; round-ups and selections at Janowska; and a Soviet bombing raid on Lʹvov. Edward recounts escape from the ghetto dressed as a German soldier; jumping from a train because he feared recognition; and the liberation of Buchenwald in 1945. Norbert recalls his escape; finding refuge with a young Ukrainian woman; and his honor and joy in returning to Lʹvov as a Soviet liberator. They discuss their attitudes toward the German, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian people; their chance reunion in America in 1952; and their subsequent reliance on each other for psychological and emotional support.

Author/Creator
S., Norbert, 1922-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
April 22, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Norbert S. and Edward S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-840). 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/972012
Record last modified: 2014-02-20 11:00:00
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