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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1085

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1085). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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