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Sara E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1085) interviewed by Dina Choshen and Irit Berlatzky,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1085

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    Videotape testimony of Sara E., who was born in Przemyśl, Poland in 1923 to a family of nine children. She recounts membership in Hashomer Haztair; brief German invasion; a mass killing of 500 Jews; Soviet occupation; marriage in May 1941; German invasion in June; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; her son's birth in July 1942; hiding in a bunker during round-ups; witnessing her husband's murder by a German officer; her son's death while in the bunker; learning her remaining family was murdered; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in October 1943; slave labor in a weapons factory; connections with the camp underground; the revolt of the Sonderkommando; the death march in January 1945; escaping with six other women; being hidden by a Polish priest; liberation by Soviet troops; connecting with organizers of illegal emigration to Palestine; traveling to Bucharest with them; living in Vienna for a year; illegal emigration to Palestine; incarceration by the British in ʻAtlit; living on a kibbutz; and joining a relative in Tel Aviv. Mrs. E. discusses relations between national groups in the camps and tormenting memories after the war.
    E., Sara, 1923-
    Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
    Interview Date
    January 10, 1985.
    Przemyśl (Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Vienna (Austria)
    ʻAtlit (Israel)
    Cite As
    Sara E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1085). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Choshen, Dina, interviewer.
    Berlatzky, Irit, 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 (3 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Zionist activities.
    Husband Death.
    Childbirth in Jewish ghettos.
    Mass killings.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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