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Cyla S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1269) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1269

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.

Author/Creator
S., Cyla, 1914-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
October 21, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294973
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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