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Jean S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1331) interviewed by Nadine Weinstein and Trudy K. Turkel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1331

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.

S., Jean, 1928-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
October 29, 1989.
Rejowiec Lubelski (Poland)
Ural Mountains (Russia)
Siberia (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.
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