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David S. testimony 1987 [video recording]

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDDS8708_01_VA
Date of Recording26 August 1987

InterviewerKrell, Robert
IntervieweeShafran, David
Duration1h 1m 0.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisDavid S. was born in Dubechne, Ukraine on May 15, 1923. He describes his family, his heritage and the Jewish community. He recalls attending public school then yeshiva. He describes antisemitic incidents.  He recounts going to Lublin to live with his sister. David describes the German invasion. He recalls going to Włodawa where his brother resided and their decision to travel into the Soviet zone. He describes moving to Kovel and the conditions there. He describes deportation to a forced labour camp in Siberia. He describes the conditions and working in the kitchen. He recalls travelling and working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He describes returning to Poland in 1944 and learning the fate of his family. He discusses Sobibór camp near his hometown. He describes living in Lublin, Łódź, Berlin and then Munich after the war. He discusses emigration to Canada. 
Other Holding InstitutionsFortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (repository)
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Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.