Fritzi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2604) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Fritzi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2604). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Fritzi S., who was born in Sadagura, Romania (presently Ukraine) in 1922. She recalls the family's move to Cernăuti in 1932; antisemitism; Soviet occupation; leaving school because she did not know Russian; expropriations of jewelry from the family store; fear of arrest and deportation to Siberia; marriage in May 1941; German invasion; her parents encouraging her to escape with her husband; their train journey to Kamʹi︠a︡net︠s︡'-Podil's'kyĭ; walking to Vinnyt︠s︡'ka and traveling by train to Rostov; working on farms; friendly Russian farmers; fleeing the German advance to Kharkiv; traveling alone to Tashkent; reunion with her husband; transfer to Samarqand; working in Soviet factories; the hostility of Russians who were antisemitic and of Uzbeks who viewed them as Russians; overcrowding and starvation; working in the hospital; her husband's death from tuberculosis; taking care of an official's family; returning to Chernivt︠s︡i in 1944 via Baku and Makhachkala; learning her parents had perished after they were deported; moving to Bucharest; remarriage; her daughter's birth; emigration in 1961 to Brussels, then Israel, and to the United States three years later. Mrs S. discusses the brutal death of her in-laws during the war, and her close relationship with her daughter.