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Sonia M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-221) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-221

Videotape testimony of Sonia M., who was born in Dolginovo, Poland, near Vilna. Mrs. M. describes working in a labor camp near her town after the war's outbreak; the slaughter of one thousand people in her town in 1942; and a second massacre, in which her mother was killed. She recalls life in the town's ghetto; her and her father's escape; and their joining partisans hiding in the woods. She recounts scouting enemy movements for the partisans; liberation in 1944 by the Russians; and her return home, where she found only one surviving sibling of four. Mrs. M. relates her psychosomatic responses to fear during her years in hiding; her three years in displaced persons camps; her marriage in 1947; her emigration to the United States in 1949; and her postwar life.

M., Sonia.
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
July 15, 1979.
Daŭhinava (Minskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
Vilnius (Lithuania)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sonia M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-221). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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