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Sarah F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1190) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Susanna Neuman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1190

Videotape testimony of Sarah F., who was born in Koshelevo, Ukraine in 1915 to a family of eight children. She recalls her father's death in 1933; Hungarian occupation; her brother obtaining Hungarian citizenship papers; hiding with assistance from non-Jewish neighbors when Jews were expelled in 1941; German occupation in 1944; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization with her family in April 1944; their deportation from Khust in May 1944; separation from her mother and grandmother upon arrival at Auschwitz (she never saw them again); forced labor with her sister in Fallersleben from July; transfer to Salzwedel; and liberation by United States troops in April 1945. Mrs. F. describes recovering in a sanatorium staffed by UNRRA and Czechs; reunion with a brother and sister, the only family survivors; returning to Koshelevo; joining her sister in Ústí nad Labem; marriage in December 1945; living in the Bamberg displaced persons camp; a miscarriage; and emigration to the United States in 1949. She discusses her fear that she might not have children; the importance of her three children; and sharing her experiences with them.

Author/Creator
F., Sarah, 1915-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
April 30, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1190). 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/1100285
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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