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Sonia D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1645) interviewed by Lucy Samorodin and Roslyn M. Hyman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1645

Videotape testimony of Sonia D., who was born in Gorokhov, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1925. She recalls a pleasant and observant Jewish environment; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; the hardships of anti-Jewish regulations; forced relocation to the Senkevichevka ghetto; trying to obtain food for her family outside of the ghetto; working in four forced labor camps; escaping to the ghetto; separation from her sister (she never saw her again) while hiding during a round-up; receiving help from a village farm wife; finding her mother; and separating because they could not hide together. Mrs. D. tells of a Ukrainian who supplied her and a friend (her future husband) with false papers; receiving assistance from Seventh Day Adventists; working on a farm under Soviet partisan protection; liberation by Soviet troops; finding her mother; moving to Lut︠s︡ʹk; marriage in 1945; traveling to Germany with a Beriḥah group; living in the Leipheim displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States in 1947; and her subsequent life.

D., Sonia, 1925-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
June 19, 1991.
Horokhiv (Ukraine)
Lut︠s︡ʹk (Ukraine)
Senkevychivka (Ukraine)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sonia D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1645). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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