Sara F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3666) interviewed by Eva Salnerova and Viera Durisova
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
- Interview Date
- March 12, 1995.
- 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.
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.