Sally S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1199) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 7, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sally S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1199). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sally S., who was born in Przemyślany, Poland in 1923. She describes her close and large immediate and extended family; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; anti-Jewish measures; the Judenrat organizing forced labor; mass killing of men, including her father and uncle; incarceration in a forced labor camp; obtaining permission from the Judenrat to return to the ghetto; her mother's death; hiding with her brothers in a bunker during the ghetto's liquidation in May 1943; escaping with them to the woods; building bunkers; assistance from her sister who was hidden by non-Jews; joining partisans after a massacre (during which her brothers were killed); and liberation by Soviet troops in June 1944. Mrs. S. relates returning to Przemyślany with her sister; traveling to Ternopilʹ, then to Katowice; joining her sister in a kibbutz in Sosnowiec; moving to Kraków; marriage in Breslau; fleeing with her husband and sister via Frankfurt to the Bad Reichenhall displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in July 1949. She discusses her American family's lack of interest in her experiences; her inner suffering and inability to convey what she went through in words; and the exhilaration of her visits to Israel.