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Sarika N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2786) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2786

Videotape testimony of Sarika N., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1926. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending Greek public school; German invasion; her father's deportation for forced labor (she never saw him again); ghettoization in 1943; marriage to her boyfriend, hoping to escape with him; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau with her mother, husband, and younger sister; separation with her sister from her husband and mother (she never saw them again); slave labor; assistance from a non-Jewish political prisoner; separation from her sister (she never saw her again); a privileged position in the infirmary, then in Canada Kommando; trading clothes and valuables for food to share with friends; the Sonderkommando uprising; a death march and train transport to Ravensbrück, then Malchow; slave labor in a munitions factory; returning to Thessalonikē after liberation; remarriage; and finding her sister's name in camp records on a recent visit to Auschwitz.

Author/Creator
N., Sarika, 1926-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 29, 1993.
Language
Ladino
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarika N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2786). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288786
Record last modified: 2014-12-10 14:07:00
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