Sara P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3152) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
- Interview Date
- June 15, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sara P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3152). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sara P., who was born in Przysucha, Poland in 1918, one of five children. She recounts her family moving to Łódź in 1928; her father's high standing in his Hasidic community; marriage; the birth of her son; German invasion; receiving extra rations due to her husband's job as a tailor for the Germans; ghettoization; her parents, siblings, and their families living with her; hiding with her son in an attic during round-ups; as a three-year-old, her son warning other children to be quiet; deportation with her family in 1943 to Auschwitz; fighting when her son was taken from her (she never saw him again); separation from her husband; slave labor; severe beatings; a death march and train transport a year later to Bergen-Belsen, then to another camp; liberation in 1945; reunion with her husband in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; joining his sister in Belgium; her daughter's birth; emigration to La Paz, Bolivia in 1951; then settling in Buenos Aires. Ms. M. discusses the loss of over one hundred relatives in the Holocaust; her divorce after thirty years of marriage; pervasive painful memories; and not sharing her experiences with her daughters, wanting to protect them. She shows photographs.