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Sally B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2175) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2175

Videotape testimony of Sally B., who was born in Sieniawa, Poland in 1924. She recalls her parents' general store; attending Jewish school; observing religious holidays; antisemitism; Soviet occupation; living with her aunt in another town; returning to Sieniawa; German invasion; one brother's arrest (she never saw him again); her father's death from a beating; leaving prior to ghettoization; working as lumberjacks with her mother, sister, and another brother; their escape; their capture by Ukrainians; her repeated escapes and captures; escape with her mother; their reunion with her brother and sister; hiding on a farm in Pawłowa; hiding with her sister on another farm; capture by Ukrainian farmers; incarceration; arrest of her mother and brother; their escape after bribing the police chief; hiding with the first farmer by day and in a forest bunker by night; demands for money from the Polish underground; her sister being discovered and shot; liberation by Soviet troops; returning with her mother and brother to Sieniawa ; moving to Jarosław, then Katowice due to antisemitic violence; smuggling themselves to Schwandorf via Czechoslovakia; attending an ORT school; marriage; and emigration with her mother and husband to the United States. She shows photographs of the farmer who saved them and of her family.

Author/Creator
B., Sally, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
October 14, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sally B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2175). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.