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Phyllis S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1412) interviewed by Roslyn M. Hyman and Barbara Dover,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1412

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Phyllis S., who was born in Chrzanów, Poland in 1927. She recalls her two sisters and brother; manifestations of antisemitism in the late 1930s; German invasion in 1939; ghettoization; her brother's deportation in 1940; her deportation to Struthof in 1941; forced labor in a textile factory; transfer to Flossenbürg in 1943, then to Bergen-Belsen in February 1945; stealing food to survive; and liberation by British troops. Mrs. S. describes hospitalization for several months; living in Feldafing; learning her brother was alive in Austria; marriage in 1948; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1951, where she was reunited with her brother. She notes the lack of interest in her experience when she first came to the United States.
    Author/Creator
    S., Phyllis, 1927-
    Published
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    January 14, 1990.
    Locale
    Poland
    Chrzanów
    Chrzanów (Poland)
    Cite As
    Phyllis S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1412). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hyman, Roslyn M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 19 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Child survivors.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089279
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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