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Sesha S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-212) interviewed by Norman Blumenthal and Robert Prince

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-212

Videotape testimony of Sesha S., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1922. She recalls her prewar family life; antisemitism in Poland; and the forced repatriation of a German relative to Łódź. She describes the family's move to the Łódź ghetto in 1939; ghetto conditions; the deaths of her parents; and her transport in 1944 to Auschwitz with her younger sister, with whom she survived the war. She tells of the camp's conditions; the prisoners' obsession with food; and prisoner dehumanization. Mrs. S. relates her and her sister's transport in a cattle car to the labor camp of Christianstadt; conditions and experiences there, where they were aided by a sympathetic German; and the death march to Bergen-Belsen. She recounts her liberation there; her illness; and her postwar recuperation in Germany and Sweden. She notes the lasting effects of her experiences, including the premature death of her survivor husband.

Author/Creator
S., Sesha, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
October 31, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sesha S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-212). 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/946944
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