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Sabina H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2444) interviewed by David Krakow and Nat Arkin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2444

Videotape testimony of Sabina H., who was born in Terebovli︠a︡, Austria (later Poland, presently Ukraine) in 1903. She recalls her mother's death when she was 16; marriage in 1936; her daughter's birth in 1938; Soviet occupation in 1939; German occupation in 1941; mass killings of Jews; anti-Jewish regulations; many deaths from hunger and disease; hiding to escape round-ups in 1942 and 1943; her husband's disappearance; narrowly escaping execution when she refused to report for forced labor; fleeing with her daughter to the countryside; being hidden by non-Jews in a cave, then in an attic for ten months; telling her daughter stories to pass the time; and their release in March 1944 after the German retreat. Mrs. H. describes seeking surviving family in Terebovli︠a︡; hearing from her brother in the United States; traveling to Austria; and living in Germany for two years.

H., Sabina, 1903-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
May 22, 1992.
Terebovli︠a︡ (Ukraine)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sabina H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2444). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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