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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4036

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.

Author/Creator
S., Sarah, 1924-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
Interview Date
August 18, 2000.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
4 copies: Hi8 master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sarah S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4635117
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