Maria S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4144) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 2001
- Interview Date
- August 6, 2001.
- 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.
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.