Sally H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1154) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Dana Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- March 2, 1989.
- 5 copies: 2 3/4 in. masters; 2 3/4 in. dubs; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sally H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1154). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
A follow-up, directed videotape testimony of Sally H., whose first testimony was recorded in 1979. She notes the painful nature of digging up memories for the first testimony; continuing to see vivid mental pictures of her painful incidents in the ghetto; being hidden briefly by a Polish neighbor; being chosen not to enter a deportation train and her sisters going with her at her mother's urging; feeling as though "it" was happening to someone else in Skarżysko; being kept alive there through her sisters' efforts; random shootings of every tenth person when there was an escape; returning home to Zwoleń after liberation; learning her father and brother had been killed in hiding and a friend had survived but was killed by Poles after liberation; emotional numbness at learning of these deaths; traveling to Częstochowa, then the American zone in Germany due to Polish antisemitic violence; not sharing her experience when she came to the United States after Americans compared being deprived of nylon stockings to her experience; gradually sharing her experiences with her children; continuing nightmares; and increasing intensity of her memories and fears as she grows older.