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Maria S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4144) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4144

Videotape testimony of Maria S., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1926, the younger of two sisters. She recalls her mother's death in 1937; her sister's emigration to the United States in 1938; completing primary school in 1939; German invasion; bombings; escaping with her father three months later to the Soviet zone; living in Białystok and a nearby town; deportation with her father to Siberia; forced labor in a forest; the supervisor helping her avoid the difficult work; being allowed to leave after the German invasion; moving to Tashkent; marriage to a Polish Jew; working as a telephone operator; her father's marriage; their return to Poland in 1946; moving to Munich six months later; her daughter's birth; emigration to Buenos Aires in 1952 to join her father's brother; and her second daughter's birth. Ms. S. discusses benevolent treatment in the Soviet Union; traveling to Poland with her family in 1976; and reunion there with a Polish friend with whom she had been in the Soviet Union. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
S., Maria, 1926-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 2001
Interview Date
August 6, 2001.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Maria S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4144). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.