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Sara P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3152) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3152

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.

Author/Creator
P., Sara, 1918-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
Interview Date
June 15, 1994.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290816
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