Suzanne T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2308) interviewed by Helen Cohn and Nathan Wolkowitz
- Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1993
- Interview Date
- January 19, 1993.
- 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.
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.