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Sylvia F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-121) interviewed by Sergio Rothstein and Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-121

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Sylvia F., who was born, an only child, in Kraków, Poland, in 1909. During the last quarter of the testimony she is joined by her husband, Jacob, who details the circumstances under which they met and notes the camps in which he was interned: Lemberg (Lv̓ov,) Borislav, Kraków (Płaszów,) Vielichka, Mauthausen, and Linz. [His wartime experiences are more fully recounted in Holocaust videotape testimony T-120.] Mrs. F. describes her marriage at the age of nineteen; the arrest and murder of her first husband; her life in the ghetto and her work in the commissary in Kraków; her escape from the ghetto to Częstochowa with her two year old daughter; and her fear, confusion, doubt and thoughts of suicide in response to the constant pressure of her situation. She relates her procurement of a job on a farm near Vienna as a Polish gentile; her four years of hiding there with her daughter; her postwar move to Linz, where she met her second husband; and her emigration to the United States. Mrs. F. also speaks at length about her daughter's life at present, and how the years of hiding may have affected it.
    Author/Creator
    F., Sylvia, 1909-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
    Interview Date
    July 30, 1981.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków
    Częstochowa
    Kraków (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Linz (Austria)
    Cite As
    Sylvia F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-121). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Rothstein, Sergio, interviewer.
    Notes
    Associated material: Jacob F. Holocaust testimony [husband] (HVT-120), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    False papers.
    Husband Death.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616883
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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