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Sally K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1783) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1783

Videotape testimony of Sally K., who was born in 1927 in Pabianice, Poland, one of ten children. She recounts German invasion; ghettoization; anti-Jewish measures; separation from her parents and youngest siblings during a round-up (she never saw them again); deportation to the Łódź ghetto with her sisters; starvation; forced labor; voluntary transfer to an ammunition factory with one sister; separation from her sister; transfer to Ravensbrück; failing health; being placed on a pile of corpses; a friend removing and feeding her; transfer to Burgau; finding one sister; their transfer to another camp; a death march; help from her sister; German women throwing them bread; liberation in Dachau by United States troops; hospitalization; learning her older sister was in Pabianice; emigration to the United States with her sister in 1947; bringing her older sister from Poland in 1958; and her sister's death shortly thereafter. Mrs. K. discusses recurrent nightmares; continuing contact with the friend who helped her in Ravensbrück; sharing her experiences with her children; trips to Poland and Israel; and learning the details of her parents' and siblings' deaths. She shows photographs.

K., Sally, 1927-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 15, 1991.
Pabianice (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sally K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1783). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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