Celina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-86) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
- Interview Date
- May 11, 1979.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Celina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-86). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Celina S., who was born into a large Jewish family in Kraków, Poland. Mrs. S. describes the active Jewish community in Kraków; spending summers in the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz); the outbreak of the war; and the Bochnia ghetto, where she worked as a cleaning woman for the Lagerfuḧrer. She relates her escape from the ghetto, aided by non-Jews; her arrest while attempting to cross the border from Slovakia into Hungary; her imprisonment in Košice, where she was registered as a non-Jew; her release from Košice, after which she attempted to escape to Romania and was jailed in Budapest; and her escape, in 1944, to Palestine. Mrs. S. also speaks of the atrocities which she witnessed; her postwar career as a chemical engineer; her marriage and children; and her feelings concerning differences between sabras and survivors.