Jean S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1331) interviewed by Nadine Weinstein and Trudy K. Turkel,
Videotape testimony of Jean S., who was born in 1928 in Rejowiec, Poland. She recalls attending Polish school where Jewish children were taunted; German invasion; fleeing with her family to the Russian occupied area; journey by train to the Ural Mountains; their return to Soviet-occupied Poland; travel by freight train for weeks to a Siberian labor camp; caring for her three siblings while her parents worked; transport to Uzbek, then Kazakh; attending school; her mother inviting an orphan (whom Mrs. S. later married) to live with them; and returning to Poland in 1944. Mrs. S. describes learning of the mass extermination of the Jews; fear of pogroms; flight to the American zone; her marriage in a displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria in 1946; the importance of aid received from UNRRA and HIAS; and emigration to the United States in 1947.
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
- Interview Date
- October 29, 1989.
- Rejowiec Lubelski (Poland)
Ural Mountains (Russia)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jean S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1331). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.