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Sophie K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4102) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Harriet Tarnor Wacks,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4102

Videotape testimony of Sophie K., who was born in Bursztyn, Poland (presently Ukraine), the second youngest of seven children. She recounts her mother's death when she was three; her father's death shortly before German invasion; forced labor; transfer to Bukachevtsy; her siblings and their families being deported or killed; transfer to Rohatyn; escaping by swimming across a river; a Polish couple informing her there were Jews in the woods; finding a man she knew (he was killed soon after), then her cousin; digging and living in a bunker; receiving food from a nearby farmer; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; marriage; traveling to Vienna; living in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg; hearing from two half brothers (from her father's earlier marriage) in the United States; emigration to join them in 1949; and her daughter's birth. Ms. K. notes her daughter was not interested in her experiences, but recently asked about them. She shows photographs.

K., Sophie, 1920-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 2001
Interview Date
January 31, 2001.
Burshtyn (Ukraine)
Bukachivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
Rohatyn (Ukraine)
Vienna (Austria)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sophie K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4102). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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