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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.
Locale
Lithuania
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Antwerp (Belgium)
Luxembourg
Paris (France)
Bayonne (France)
Marseille (France)
Switzerland
Grenoble (France)
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.