Media Files
Title:
Szaja L. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.0209
Orbis bib 752878
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1980-02-20
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.0209
Orbis bib 752878
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body L., Szaja, 1915-
Person or Corporate Body Skarżysko-Kamienna (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Schlieben (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body L., Szaja, -- 1915-
Person or Corporate Body Skarżysko-Kamienna (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Schlieben (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Theresienstadt (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 Forced labor
topical Jewish ghettos
topical Jews
geographic Poland
geographic Warsaw
geographic Poland
geographic Skalbmierz (Poland)
geographic Kraków (Poland)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
Format:
2 Videocassettes (3/4" U-Matic)
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Szaja L., who was born in Skalbmierz, Poland, a small town near Krako?w, in 1915. He discusses his prewar childhood and work experiences after the family's move to Krako?w in 1926; the wartime German raid and the round-up for forced labor in his neighborhood; the ghettoization of Krako?w; and his move back to Skalbmierz with his family. He describes the roundup of the Jews of Skalbmierz and the killing of the town's elderly; the experiences of his family in hiding; the entrance of his mother and sister into the Krako?w ghetto; and his own experiences in a nearby labor camp. He relates his transfer a year later to the ammunition factory of Skarz?ysko-Kamienna and an unsuccessful escape attempt by some of his fellow prisoners there. He describes his transport in June 1944 to Buchenwald, and, two weeks later, to an ammunition plant in Schlieben. He recalls his evacuation in April 1945, the twenty-day-long train journey, without food or water, to Terezi?n, where he was liberated; and his postwar discovery of the deaths of family members.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording Norfolk, Va. :
Date:
creation 1980-02-20
Agent:
Producer Holocaust Survivors Film Project
L., Szaja, 1915-
Vlock, Laurel
Interviewee L, Szaja (594)
Interviewer Vlock, Laurel
Duration:
01:09:20

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