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Sara F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3666) interviewed by Eva Salnerova and Viera Durisova

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3666

Videotape testimony of Sara F., who was born in Galanta, Czechoslovakia in 1922, one of seven children. She recalls her father's death; her mother raising them and managing the family bakery; caring for her nephew when her sister remained in Budapest in 1942; ghettoization; forced relocation to a farm; deportation to Auschwitz in June 1944; a prisoner forcing her to give her nephew to her mother, which saved her life (they perished); remaining with her younger sister; saving her from a selection; their transfer to Allendorf after ten weeks; slave labor in a munitions factory; a German supervisor colluding in sabotaging the products they made; escaping with her sister and others from a death march; liberation by United States troops in Ziegenhain; living with a German family in Niedergrenzebach until June 1945; returning to Galanta; and reunion with two brothers. Mrs. F. discusses helping her sister and other younger prisoners; solidarity among Slovak prisoners which provided them with extra food and other privileges; and a reunion in Allendorf in 1990 organized by the German government.

Author/Creator
F., Sara, 1922-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
March 12, 1995.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: VHS dub; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3666). 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/4292098
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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