Sarah S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4036) interviewed by Rachel Wizner
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
- Interview Date
- August 18, 2000.
- 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.
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.