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Sonja M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2073) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Edith Bayme

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2073

Videotape testimony of Sonja M., who was born in Krevo, Poland in 1922. She recalls her four brothers; attending public and Jewish schools; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; transfer to the Oshmyany ghetto; slave labor with two cousins in Kena in 1943; transfer with her younger brother to Kaišiadorys; a partisan attack; transfer to Kovno, then Stutthof; a beating for trying to smuggle food to her friends; a death march in January 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; recuperation in a Soviet military hospital in Ciechocinek; meeting her future husband; traveling to Byshkov, then Gdańsk; marriage; living in a displaced persons camp in Germany; her son's birth; emigrating to the United States; her husband's death; remarriage; and her second son's birth. Ms. M. notes that her parents and siblings, except for one brother, were killed in the Holocaust and her gratitude to the United States. She shows photographs and her book about her experiences.

Author/Creator
M., Sonja, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
May 4, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sonja M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2073). 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/4286323
Record last modified: 2014-02-20 11:04:00
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