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Clara S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1009) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Elsa Roth

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1009

Videotape testimony of Clara S., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine). She recalls her father's Zionist beliefs; attending a Zionist Hebrew school; Hungarian occupation; her brother's emigration to Palestine in 1938; hiding in Budapest with her family in 1941; returning to Užhorod; German occupation in 1944; ghettoization in a brick factory; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her family upon arrival; transfer to Rīga with her friends; slave labor on a farm; recovering from typhus with assistance from her friend's sister; transfer to Stutthof in December 1944, then by boat to a labor camp in Germany; disappearance of German guards during a death march; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. S. recounts traveling to Warsaw, hospitalization; returning to Uz︠h︡horod; learning of her parents' death; marriage in 1945; contacting her brother; and emigration to the United States. She discusses building a new life; reluctance to share her experiences with her children when they were young; and her feeling that having children and grandchildren gives her a sense of victory over Hitler.

Author/Creator
S., Clara.
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1987
Interview Date
December 13, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Clara S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1009). 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/1110364
Record last modified: 2016-04-18 10:19:00
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