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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1013

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.

Author/Creator
S., Regina, 1923-
Published
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
Interview Date
September 27, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Regina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1013). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.