Sara C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1129) interviewed by Elaine Tannenbaum, Alice Epstein, and Rochelle Karp
- Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1989
- Interview Date
- September 14, 1989 and August 19, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sara C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1129). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sara C., who was born in Druysk, Russia in 1910. In two separate interviews Mrs. C. recalls her parents' deaths when she was a child; living with an aunt in Latvia; marriage at age nineteen; and her son's birth nine years later. She recounts arrival of the Germans; round-ups; ghettoization; her husband's disappearance in March 1943 (she later learned he was killed); hiding in the forests near Vilna with her son, then in a house with an old woman for one year, in a potato cellar and another place where they were infested with lice; her son dissuading her from surrendering themselves; and liberation by Soviet soldiers. Mrs. C. describes returning to her village; remarriage; living four and a half years in displaced persons camps in Germany; emigration to the United States; and the birth of her daughter in 1951.