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Sarah M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1167) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Rosie Frydman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1167

Videotape testimony of Sarah M., who was born in Jędrzejów, Poland in 1928. She recalls her family's focus on education; antisemitic harassment in public school; friendship with a non-Jew; her father's military draft in 1939; German invasion; her father's return in 1940 (he had been a POW); leaving family possessions with her non-Jewish friend when they were ghettoized (she returned them after the war); deportations, including her father; receiving letters from him (she never saw him again); her mother arranging her treatment for appendicitis in the non-Jewish hospital; deportation of the Jews to Treblinka while she was in hospital; her uncle (one of the few Jews remaining) retrieving her; wanting to die; being smuggled to relatives in the Będzin ghetto; deportation to Oberalstadt; slave labor in a factory; good treatment from other prisoners since she was the youngest there; observing English POWs; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; reunion with a cousin and uncle; living in Breslau, then Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; marriage; and emigration to Israel, then to the United States in 1959. Ms. M. discusses a trip to Treblinka. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Sarah, 1928-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
Interview Date
November 10, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1167). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283422
Record last modified: 2016-11-30 14:19:00
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