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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4102

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    K., Sophie, 1920-
    Published
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 2001
    Interview Date
    January 31, 2001.
    Locale
    Burshtyn (Ukraine)
    Poland
    Bukachivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
    Rohatyn (Ukraine)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Sophie K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4102). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Zelda, interviewer.
    Wacks, Harriet Tarnor, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (43 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Bunkers.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4789721
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4789721

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