Freda S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-394) interviewed by Stan Garfinkel
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- July 11, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Freda S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-394). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Freda S., who was born in Turulung, Romania (presently Ukraine), in approximately 1923, one of six children. She recounts her family's affluence and orthodoxy; attending public school; Hungarian occupation in 1940; anti-Jewish restrictions; expropriation of her father's business; her brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion (she never saw him again); German invasion; non-Jewish neighbors hiding her and her sisters; deportation with her family to the Sevluš (Vynohradiv) ghetto; living with relatives there; deportation four weeks later to Auschwitz/Birkenau; prisoners conveying clandestine instructions to help avoid selection for death; remaining with her sisters; slave labor breaking rocks and cleaning latrines; a non-Jewish prisoner giving her extra food which she shared with her sister; transfer to Görlitz in September 1944; slave labor in a munitions factory; sabotaging the work; punishment for "stealing" potatoes; transfer to a barn for four weeks; returning to Görlitz; liberation by Soviet troops; and a local woman giving them food and shelter.