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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1234

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    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)
    Cite As
    Susan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1234). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Related material: Paul S. Holocaust testimony [husband](HVT-1236), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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