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Sarah L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-922) interviewed by Tina Rauch and Billie Tsukifuji,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-922

Videotape testimony of Sarah L., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1920. She recalls working as a bookkeeper; participation in a Zionist youth group; increasing antisemitism in the mid-1930s; German invasion; ghettoization; assistance from non-Jewish friends; being selected with her parents to work when the ghetto was converted to a camp in 1942 (over 20,000 were deported to Treblinka); deportation with her mother to Ravensbrück in November 1944; sharing extra food with her; their transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; her mother's death; learning her father was at Buchenwald; transfer to the displaced persons camp there; returning to Poland; finding two surviving cousins; living in Regensburg displaced person camp; marriage in 1948; and their emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. L. discusses numbing herself to horrors in the camps; deriving energy to survive from her mother's dependence; only four out of eighty surviving from her family; and her father living with her until his death.

L., Sarah, 1920-
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
Interview Date
June 7, 1987.
Piotrków Trybunalski
Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-922). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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