Sharon B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2037) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 13, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sharon B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2037). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sharon B., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1922, one of four sisters. She recalls belonging to Zionist youth groups; Soviet occupation in 1939; confiscation of the family store; attending Soviet public schools; German invasion in June 1941; a futile attempt to flee; returning home; ghettoization; her mother sending her and a sister to Polish peasants; returning to the ghetto fearing exposure; visiting Catholic friends outside the ghetto; being taken with her family in a round-up; escaping with help from a Lithuanian guard; hiding at a friend's house; obtaining false documents; working on a farm; leaving fearing exposure; working in a hospital; volunteering to work in Germany; working as a domestic and in a restaurant in Karlsruhe; liberation by French troops; traveling to Freiburg; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; reunion with her brother-in-law; learning of her parents' murders in Ponary; traveling to Łódź to find her sisters; returning to Germany; marriage to an American soldier; and emigration to the United States in 1948. Ms. B. discusses her pervasive fear and pain during the war and continuing hostility toward Germans.