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Sally K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1518) interviewed by Frania Block and Mitzi Zerivitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1518

Videotape testimony of Sally K., who was born in Poland in 1927 and grew up in Łódź. She recalls her happy youth as the eldest of six children; German invasion; a public hanging; transport with her father and siblings to Kraków; smuggling themselves back to Łódź to rejoin Mrs. K.'s mother; ghettoization; hiding during deportations; deportation with her family to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her mother and youngest siblings; hearing her father was alive; transfer twelve days later with two sister to Stutthof; frequent deaths including one sister's; a death march in February 1945; remaining in a prisoner-of-war camp when her other sister could not continue; being wounded when German soldiers threw grenades as they fled in March; and liberation by Soviet troops. She recounts hospitalization in Stutthof and Danzig; separation from her sister whom she never saw again; reunion with her father in Łódź; living in the Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage; and joining her father and stepmother in the United States in 1949. She tells of testifying with her father at the war crime trial of Günther Fuchs in Hannover in 1963.

Author/Creator
K., Sally, 1927-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
May 23, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sally K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1518). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.