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Sarah P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3964) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3964

Videotape testimony of Sarah P., who was born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1927, one of two children in a secular family. She recounts living in Liberec from 1933 to 1938; returning to Košice; Hungarian occupation; her father's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; a Hungarian friend offering to hide her and her mother; refusing since her mother would not leave her son and Ms. P. would not leave her mother; round-up to a brick factory in spring 1944; non-Jews bringing them food; deportation two weeks later to Birkenau; separation from her mother and brother; a severe beating by a Polish woman; transfer two months later to Zillerthal-Erdmannsdorf; slave labor in a textile factory; improved conditions; another prisoner giving birth to a child who was taken away; escaping from a death march in February 1945; a German suggesting she go to a nearby village and not reveal she was a Jew (she was wearing civilian clothing); returning to Liberec by train; working for a family who took her to Kladruby; liberation; returning to Košice; distress at learning her brother perished after liberation and that her parents had both been killed; illegal emigration to Palestine; living on a kibbutz from 1949 to 1957; and leaving with her husband and two children.

P., Sarah , 1923-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1997
Interview Date
November 16, 1997.
Košice (Slovakia)
Liberec (Czech Republic)
Kladruby (Plzeň, Czech Republic)
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3964). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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