Sylvia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1425) interviewed by Irene Wasserkrug and Estelle Kandel,
Videotape testimony of Sylvia K., who was born in Smorgonʹ, Belarus (then Poland) and raised in Oshmyany. She recalls teaching kindergarten in Vilna; returning to Oshmyany; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; the mass murder of Jewish men and boys, including her husband; ghettoization; her mother's deportation; transfer in 1943 with her sister, aunt and their children to several labor camps, then to Palemonas; a round-up of all children, including her daughter; transfer to the Kovno ghetto, then Stutthof; forced labor at several camps; sharing her clothes with her sister; and liberation by Soviet troops in 1944. She recounts working for the Soviets; traveling to Łódź; an extended hospitalization in Munich; marriage to her aunt's husband; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. K. details many incidents of life in ghettos and concentration camps.
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 11, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sylvia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1425). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.