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Miriam S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2467) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2467

Videotape testimony of Miriam S., who was born in Homelʹ, Belarus in 1921. She describes the family moves to Viešintos and Panevėžys; attending university in Kaunas; antisemitic incidents; Soviet occupation; German invasion; being hidden by a non-Jew during Lithuanian killings of Jews; ghettoization; slave labor digging ditches; avoiding a large selection in October 1941; learning of mass killings in the Ninth Fort; marriage; her husband trading their possessions for food outside the ghetto; a round-up of children; escaping with her husband; being hidden with a group of Jews by a farmer for nine months; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her sister; learning her parents had been killed; traveling to Milan in 1945 with assistance from the Jewish brigade; her son's birth; and emigrating to the United States in June 1950. Mrs. S. discusses the importance of help from non-Jews; reluctance to share her experiences with her children; the impact on her children and grandchildren of her overprotectiveness; and frequent trips to Lithuania to visit her sister.

S., Miriam, 1921-
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
September 19, 1991.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2467). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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