Sarah G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1418) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1989
- Interview Date
- June 14, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sarah G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1418). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sarah G., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1920. She recounts her parents' former marriages (they each had four children); working in their summer restaurant in Ciechocinek; German invasion; returning to Piotrków; ghettoization; forced labor; deportations including her family; transfer to Difi in Bugaj; slave labor; transfer to Ravensbrück, then Bergen-Belsen, after about eight months; liberation by British troops; reunion with a half-brother and sister; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; marriage; a daughter's birth; emigration to Israel (her siblings went to the United States after she left); the births of two more daughters; and emigration to the United States in 1956. Ms. G. discusses thinking only of herself, surviving the day, and not believing she would survive in concentration camps; waking up next to corpses in Bergen-Belsen; and not knowing how she survived such conditions. She shows photographs.