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Sprinta T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4314) interviewed by Jean-Marie De Becker and Bruno Della Pietra

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4314

Videotape testimony of Sprinta T., who was born in Rona de Sus, Romania in 1920. She recalls her large, Hasidic family; a happy childhood; attending school until age twelve; the family farm; her older brothers attending school elsewhere; Hungarian occupation in 1944; transfer with her family to a ghetto, then to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); slave labor building roads; transfer to Bergen-Belsen by train, then a death march; her cousin sharing food that she had found near the road; liberation by British troops; recuperating in Malmö, Sweden; assistance from the Red Cross; eighteen months later joining her brothers in Belgium; marriage; and the births of her children. Ms. T. discusses her overwhelming fear in the camps; nightmares resulting from her experiences; and not sharing her experiences with her siblings or her children.

Author/Creator
T., Sprinta, 1920-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 2003
Interview Date
March 10 and April 28, 2003.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sprinta T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4314). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/6709499
Record last modified: 2016-08-08 13:20:00
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