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Sara P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3852)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3852

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    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.
    P., Sara, 1939-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
    Interview Date
    October 31, 1996.
    Lublin (Poland)
    Heidelberg (Germany)
    Marseille (France)
    Cite As
    Sara P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3852). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.

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