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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.
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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