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Sara C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1129) interviewed by Elaine Tannenbaum, Alice Epstein, and Rochelle Karp

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1129

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.

Author/Creator
C., Sara, 1910-
Published
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.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1053847
Record last modified: 2015-01-14 16:25:00
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