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Sabina G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2181) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2181

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    Videotape testimony of Sabina G., who was born in Ulanów, Poland in 1922. She recalls her family's comfortable, observant life; attending Polish and Jewish schools; antisemitism; brief Soviet occupation; German invasion; antisemitic measures; being beaten by a German; her brother's arrest; bringing him food in Janow Lubelski; obtaining his release through the Judenrat and her father's Polish colleague; her adopted brother's arrest (she never saw him again); the murder of her uncle, his family, and other Jews in Wólka Tanewska by ethnic Germans; their burial in a mass grave; obtaining false papers; moving to Stryĭ with her future husband, posing as Christian Poles; arrest and release by a Polish soldier; obtaining a false birth certificate with a priest's help; witnessing round-ups and mass killings of Jews; moving to a nearby town in 1944; resistance activities protecting Poles from Ukrainians; liberation by Soviet troops; visiting Ulanów (none of her family survived); her husband's conscription into the Soviet army; traveling to Sanok; reunion with her husband in Rzeszów; moving to Rozwadów and Piława Górna; continuing to live as Christians; bearing two children; and emigration to Israel in 1957 and to the United States in 1960. Mrs. G. discusses nervousness and depression resulting from her experiences and revealing their Jewishness and experiences to their children.
    G., Sabina, 1922-
    New York, N. Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    September 22, 1992.
    Ulanów (Poland)
    Wólka Tanewska (Poland)
    Stryĭ (Ukraine)
    Sanok (Poland)
    Rzeszów (Poland)
    Rozwadów (Poland)
    Piława Górna (Poland)
    Cite As
    Sabina G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2181). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Surivor-child relations.
    False papers.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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