Sara P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3852)
Videotape testimony of Sara P., who was born in Lublin, Poland in 1939. Much of what she recounts was told to her by her mother. She tells of German invasion; her father's and grandfather's arrest (they never returned); her mother escaping to the forest with her; living with a Polish woman for several months, then another family; entering Budzyń; staying with other children while her mother went to slave labor; their transfer to Majdanek; a public execution; a German officer giving her extra food; separation from her mother; truck transport; liberation by Soviet troops; being taken to a Red Cross station in Lublin; transfer to an orphanage; her mother locating her; assistance from the Joint and Red Cross; medical treatment in Heidelberg; living in Lampertheim refugee camp; traveling to Marseille; emigration to Israel in 1949; her mother's remarriage; and the birth of her sister. She discusses nightmares resulting from her experiences; her mother's continuing anguish, despite looking “normal”; not sharing her experiences with others; and conflict with her children over her excessive worrying due to her experiences. She shows photographs, and reads from her personal writings about the war.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- October 31, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sara P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3852). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.