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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2786

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    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)
    Cite As
    Sarika N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2786). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Ladino.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Husband Death.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.

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