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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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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Poland
    Grójec
    Białobrzegi
    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

    Language
    English
    Copies
    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.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282849
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4282849

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