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Sally F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1339) interviewed by Renee L. Menasche and Barry Cohen,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1339

Videotape testimony of Sally F., who was born in a small, Polish town in 1921. She recalls that her family moved to Łódź when she was nine months old; German invasion; ghettoization; her father's death of dysentery and starvation in 1942; deportation with her mother to Auschwitz in 1944; her mother's later selection; transfer six weeks later to a camp in Czechoslovakia; abusive treatment by SS women; pervasive hunger; one SS supervisor assisting the prisoners in avoiding return to Auschwitz; a French prisoner sharing food with her; and liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945. Mrs. F. describes returning to Łódź; travelling to Germany with an aunt and uncle; living in Neufreimann refugee camp; marriage in 1946; emigration to the United States in 1949; and three subsequent trips to Poland. She discusses her belief that survival was due to luck and the importance of survivor testimony.

F., Sally, 1921-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
April 9, 1989.
Łódź (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sally F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1339). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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