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Susan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1234) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Jeannie Miller,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1234

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.

S., Susan, 1923-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
December 1, 1987.
Tovste (Ternopilʹsʹka oblastʹ)
Zalishchyky (Ukraine)
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
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.
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