Norbert S. and Edward S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-840) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Susan Millen
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- April 22, 1987.
- 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.
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.