Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

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.

N., Sarika, 1926-
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 29, 1993.
Thessalonikē (Greece)
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.
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2018-05-29 11:58:00
This page: