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Sigrid Jean S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2456) interviewed by Nat Arkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2456

Videotape testimony of Sigrid Jean S., who was born in Dinkelsbühl, Germany in 1928. She recalls expulsion from school in 1937; moving to Frankfurt; her father's internment in Buchenwald; her oldest brother's emigration to Australia; her other brother's deportation (she never saw him again); deportation with her parents to Terezín; making a gift for her parents on Rosh ha-Shanah in 1943; sham improvements for a Red Cross visit; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; digging tank traps in Kurzbach; the death march to Gross Rosen; transfer to Mauthausen, then Bergen-Belsen; and liberation in May 1945 by British troops. She describes recuperating in Helsingborg, Sweden; hearing from her parents; reunion with them in the United States in December 1945; and marriage in 1948.

Author/Creator
S., Sigrid Jean, 1928-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
August 12, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sigrid Jean S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2456). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.