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Sara T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3114) interviewed by Naomi Schrag and Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3114

Videotape testimony of Sara T., who was born in Middelburg, Netherlands in 1922. She recalls her comfortable home; marriage in 1942; German invasion; declining to hide with her family in order to stay with her husband; his deportation to Vught with his father; her deportation from Zutphen to Vught with her mother-in-law in April 1943; working for Philips; assistance from the non-Jewish Philips workers; sharing food with her husband; avoiding deportation east with assistance from the Philips administration; deportation to Birkenau in June 1944; transfer to Reichenbach, then Sportschule (Reichenbach) with assistance from Philips; working for Telefunken; the death march to Trautenau in February 1945; transfer to Porta Westfalica in March, then to Beendorf in April; liberation from Eidelstedt; Red Cross transport to Denmark, then Malmö, Sweden; recuperating from tuberculosis in Lidingö; reunion with her parents in Amsterdam; returning to Middelburg; learning her husband and his family had perished; becoming a nurse; remarriage; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1990. Mrs. T. discusses the importance of humor and friendship to her survival.

Author/Creator
T., Sara, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 1, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3114). 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/4290662
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