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Suzanne T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2308) interviewed by Helen Cohn and Nathan Wolkowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2308

Videotape testimony of Suzanne T., who was born in Vishnevo, Poland in 1920. She recounts being reared by her aunt in Svirʹ after her mother's and grandmother's deaths; attending school in Vilna; Soviet occupation; living with her father in Vishnevo; German invasion; hiding with a non-Jewish farmer; returning to the ghetto to save her uncle; forced labor in Ziezmariai and other camps; public executions; deportation to Stutthof; separation from her aunt upon their arrival; obtaining extra food and sharing it with her friends; and escaping with her friends during a death march. Mrs. T. describes hiding with assistance from a Pole; moving near Kaszuby, posing as non-Jews; liberation by Soviet troops; her marriage in Bydgoszcz; hearing about antisemitic violence; fleeing to Ebensee with assistance from Beriḥah, then Hofgeismar displaced persons camps; her son's birth in 1947; working for a Jewish agency in Munich; her severe depression; emigrating to Israel in 1949; her second son's birth in 1950; and emigrating to the United States. She emphasizes the importance of friendship to her survival.

Author/Creator
T., Suzanne, 1920-
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1993
Interview Date
January 19, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Suzanne T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2308). 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/4287299
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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