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George S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-938) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-938

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    Videotape testimony of George S., who was born in Łódź, Poland, in 1927. He describes childhood memories of antisemitism; his family's multi-generational association with textile dyeing; his father's initial belief that German antisemitism would be no worse than that in prewar Poland; the ghettoization of Łódź; and his impressions of Ḥayim Rumkowski. He recalls ghetto conditions including constant hunger, indiscriminate shootings, mass deportations, and the killing of most of his relatives; his arrest by the Jewish police for smuggling; liquidation of the ghetto in 1944; and deportation with his father, mother and sister to Auschwitz. Mr. S. remembers the selection for death of his mother and sister; transport to Friedland; forced labor; suffering from frostbite, hunger and repeated beatings; Soviet liberation in May 1945; reunion with his father; their return to Łódź and escape to western Germany in 1946; and emigration to the United States in 1950. He discusses nightmares and other problems with which he has suffered since.
    S., George, 1927-2004.
    New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
    Interview Date
    June 25, 1987 and July 2, 1987.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    George S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-938). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (3 hr., 5 min. and 2 hr., 44 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.

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