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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-442

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-442). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1098945
Record last modified: 2017-01-10 14:00:00
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