Media Files
Title:
Solomon M. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1486
Orbis bib 1089246
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1990-03-25
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1486
Orbis bib 1089246
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body M., Solomon, 1916-
Person or Corporate Body Częstochowa (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Skarżysko-Kamienna (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body M., Solomon, -- 1916-
Person or Corporate Body Częstochowa (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Skarżysko-Kamienna (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Participation
topical Polish
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Participation
topical Jewish
topical Prisoners of War
geographic Poland
topical Jewish ghettos
topical Jews
geographic Poland
geographic Jędrzejów (Województwo Świętokrzyskie)
topical Forced labor
geographic Poland
geographic Jędrzejów (Województwo Świętokrzyskie, Poland)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Death marches
topical Refugee camps
topical Mutual aid
Format:
2 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Solomon M., who was born in Je?drzejo?w, Poland in 1916. He recalls the family farm; attending Polish school and cheder; serving in the Polish army from 1937 onward; German invasion; three months as a prisoner of war; returning home; finding the town ghettoized; volunteering for forced labor in his father's place; six months of railroad work at Se?dziszo?w; transfer to Skarz?ysko-Kamienna; eighteen months in werke C; clandestinely receiving food from non-Jewish workers; transfer to Cze?stochowa in late 1943, then to Buchenwald in mid-1944; clearing corpses from the barracks every morning; a death march during which ninety percent perished; receiving sugar from a friend which helped him go on; and liberation near Ainring at the end of 1944. Mr. M. describes working in the Ainring displaced persons camp kitchen for two years; learning his sister survived and was living in Israel; emigration to the United States in 1950; assistance received from HIAS; and learning the Jews from his town has been deported to Treblinka.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording Baltimore, Md. :
Date:
creation 1990-03-25
Agent:
Producer Baltimore Jewish Council
M., Solomon, 1916-
Miller, Nathan
Bush, Roshie
Interviewee M, Solomon (2358)
Interviewer Miller, N.
Interviewer Bush, R.
Duration:
01:25:54
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