Susan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1234) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Jeannie Miller
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- December 1, 1987.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Susan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1234). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Susan S., who was born in Zalishchyky, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1923, one of three children. She recounts attending public school; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation; attending business school in another town; German invasion; returning home; hiding with her family during a mass killing; deportation to the Tolstoye ghetto in September 1942; forced labor in the fields; meeting her future husband, Paul S.; escaping a mass shooting with Paul S., in which her parents and nine-year-old sister were killed; hiding with Paul S., his brother, and others; Ukrainian partisans killing Paul S.'s brother; a friend's capture and torture; being hidden by a Polish farm family; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Chernivt︠s︡i ; their marriage; returning to Poland; traveling to Windsheim displaced persons camp; her son's birth in 1946; and emigration to the United States in 1949, where her uncle and brother lived. Ms. S. discusses sharing her experiences with her son.