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Regina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1013) interviewed by Hedy Rutman and Morris Kirschberg,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1013

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    Videotape testimony of Regina S., who was born in Grójec, Poland in 1923. She recalls her close extended family; attending school in Warsaw; German invasion; ghettoization; transfer with her family to Białobrzegi; ghettoization; volunteering with one sister for slave labor in Kruszyna; learning the ghetto had been liquidated; transfer to Pionki; receiving food from Polish workers; a public hanging of escapees; transfer in July 1944 to Auschwitz, then Hindenburg; her sister's hospitalization; removing her sister from the hospital when learning of the evacuation in January 1945; supporting her sister during a death march; train transport to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops in April 1945; living in the displaced persons camp; marriage; registering in Stuttgart for emigration to the United States; and emigration in 1950. Mrs. S. discusses constant fear of separation from her sister; attributing her survival to their remaining together; conditions in different camps; pervasive nightmares and painful memories; and recognizing she conveyed her pain to her children despite reluctance to share her story, wanting to shield them. She shows photographs.
    S., Regina, 1923-
    San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
    Interview Date
    September 27, 1987.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Grójec (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Białobrzegi (Radom, Poland)
    Stuttgart (Germany)
    Cite As
    Regina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1013). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rutman, Hedy, interviewer.
    Kirschberg, Morris, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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