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Saba B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-270) interviewed by Frances Ganz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-270

Videotape testimony of Saba B., who was born in approximately 1926. She recalls incarceration with her sister in Skarżysko-Kamienna and Częstochowa; her sister saving her from a selection for death; working in her sister's place which saved her sister's life; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; useless forced labor; transfer to Burgau; forced labor in an airplane factory; fasting on Yom Kippur; transfer to Türkheim; a death march; her sister engineering their escape; hiding in the woods with other escapees; seeking food in a nearby town; liberation by United States troops; living with Germans; treatment by a German doctor; moving to displaced persons camps; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp for three years; working on the camp newspaper; marriage; emigration to join relatives in the United States; her son's birth in 1951; and working hard to have a "normal" life. Ms. B. discusses her continuing belief in God; seldom discussing her experience with her son; his efforts to shield them from any bad news; and receiving war reparations.

Author/Creator
B., Saba, 1926?-
Published
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1982
Interview Date
August 23, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Saba B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-270). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.