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Shoshana S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1076) interviewed by Dina Choshen and Raphael Rozner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1076

Videotape testimony of Shoshana S., who was born in Wolin, Poland. She recalls her family's Zionist commitment; their move to Stryī in 1935; Soviet occupation; suppression of Zionist groups; German invasion in June 1941; a mass killing; ghettoization; her mother's deportation in 1942; forced labor; being hidden during round-ups because she was under fifteen; their imprisonment in 1943; receiving money and her uncle's address in Palestine from her father, the last time she had contact with him; planning an escape with her sister; escaping from a truck; traveling to Morshin; living with their former maid who disguised her as a non-Jew; fearing disclosure, moving to Budapest with German troops in 1944, then to Stupava; Soviet liberation; proving she was a Jew in Bratislava; living with an orthodox family which wanted to adopt her; moving to a Zionist camp in Bavaria; meeting an uncle from Palestine in Munich; illegal emigration to Palestine through France; British deportation from Haifa to Gibraltar, France, and a camp in Hamburg; and legal emigration to Palestine in 1947 with documents provided by her uncle. Mrs. S. discusses the strong spirit of the refugees during their illegal emigration attempts and beginning a new life in Israel.

S., Shoshana.
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
Interview Date
August 31, 1984.
Wolin (Poland)
Stryĭ (Ukraine)
Budapest (Hungary)
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Munich (Germany)
Morshyn (Ukraine)
Stupava (Slovakia)
Hamburg (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shoshana S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1076). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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