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Sarah S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4036) interviewed by Rachel Wizner,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4036

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    Videotape testimony of Sarah S., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924, the oldest of three children. She recalls her father's death prior to the war; German invasion; ghettoization in spring 1940; saying she was older to obtain a job; working in the pharmacy; she and her sister hiding her mother and brother during a round-up; starvation; deportation with her family to Auschwitz; separation with her sister to a women's barrack (she never saw her mother or brother again); her sister's selection for death; transfer to Halbstadt four months later; slave labor in a mill; sabotaging the equipment; frequent injuries with pieces of hot metal; liberation by Soviet troops six months later; returning to Łódź, seeking relatives; moving to Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; frequent medical treatment for her injuries; marriage in September 1946; living in Munich; and emigration to the United States four and a half years later. Ms. S. discusses her husband's premature death; health problems due to her experiences; and pervasive painful memories.
    S., Sarah, 1924-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
    Interview Date
    August 18, 2000.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Sarah S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Wizner, Rachel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: Hi8 master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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