Cyla S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1269) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- October 21, 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
- Cyla S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1269). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Cyla S., who was born in Pruz︠h︡any, Poland in 1914. She recounts her father's death when she was twelve; antisemitic harassment; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor in a kitchen; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her family, with the exception of one sister; her sister's hospitalization after a beating; sharing bread; hospitalization for malaria; a prisoner saving her from a selection; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; convalescing in Holland; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage; emigration to the United States; and the births of her daughter and grandchildren.