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Sharon B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2037) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2037

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.

Author/Creator
B., Sharon, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
May 13, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286047
Record last modified: 2015-08-04 15:49:00
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