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Sarah W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1293) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Robert Prince

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1293

Videotape testimony of Sarah W., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1905. She recalls moving to Antwerp with her family; her mother's death; attending Hebrew school; marriage in 1927; her son's birth in 1928; moving to Luxembourg where her husband was a rabbi; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish measures; fleeing to Paris with her husband and three children; traveling by train through Spain to the Portuguese border; futile attempts to enter Portugal with assistance from the Joint; returning to France; internment with her family in Bayonne; her son's bar mitzvah in a local synagogue; traveling with her family to Marseille; her husband's internment in a labor camp; his escape with her older son to Switzerland; hiding with her two younger children in a suburb of Marseille; obtaining false papers; traveling with her children to Grenoble; and escaping to Switzerland in 1943. Mrs. W. describes her reunion with her husband; living in three refugee camps until 1945; her husband's return to Luxembourg and emigration to the United States; living with her children in Antwerp; and emigration to the United States in 1948.

Author/Creator
W., Sarah, 1905-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
November 6, 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 W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1293). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.