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Sara W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-442) interviewed by Ruby Bubis and Janet Hadda,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-442

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Sarah W., who was born in Szydłowiec, Poland in 1923. She recalls growing up in a loving family with Jewish traditions; antisemitic incidents; German invasion; her father's killing by Germans; forced labor with her sister at an ammunition factory in Starachowice; deportation with her sister to Auschwitz; roll calls, hunger, and killings; road building with her sister; their deportation to Bergen-Belsen in January 1945; liberation by British troops in April 1945; reunion with her brother, who found her in Bergen-Belsen; her sister's recuperation in Switzerland; marriage in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. W. discusses the importance to her survival of remaining with her sister and dreaming of her family and prewar life while in concentration camps.
    Author/Creator
    W., Sara, 1923-
    Published
    Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
    Interview Date
    October 16, 1983.
    Locale
    Poland
    Szydłowiec (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Cite As
    Sara W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-442). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bubis, Ruby, interviewer.
    Hadda, Janet, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (49 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1098945
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:32:00
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