Sidi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2557) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 15, 1993.
- 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.
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.