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Sidi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2557) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2557

Videotape testimony of Sidi S., who was born in Cernăuți, Romania in 1926, one of four children. She recalls their relative affluence; attending Romanian school; Soviet occupation in 1940; German and Romanian invasion in 1941; anti-Jewish measures and violence; ghettoization; her family's return home after mass deportations in late 1941; street killings; deportation with her family in June 1942 to Transnistria; a camp manager observing her performing acrobatics; his exempting her family from deportation because of her performance; transfer with her family to Chetvertinovka; living in barns with animals; lice infestation and rampant disease; transfer to several other camps in the area; forced labor; liberation by Soviet troops in June 1944; their return home; living with relatives because their home was occupied; moving to Bucharest in 1946 in order to emigrate to Palestine; leaving her family to illegally enter Palestine in December 1947; incarceration on Cyprus; arrival in Israel in July 1948; her family joining her a few years later; and her emigration to the United States in 1956. Mrs. S. notes she frequently visits Israel. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
S., Sidi, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
June 15, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sidi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2557). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.