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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1076

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    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)
    Cite As
    Shoshana S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1076). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Choshen, Dina, interviewer.
    Rozner, Raphael, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Zionist activities.
    Mass killings.
    Soviet occupation.
    Zionist organizations.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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