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Erna S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-510) interviewed by Dori Laub and Dana L. Kline,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-510

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    Videotape testimony of Erna S., who was born in 1923 in Simleul, near Timisoara, Romania and presently lives in Australia. She recalls her childhood, which was relatively trouble-free until 1937. She describes lining up with the rest of the town's Jews in 1944; their march to the ghetto; her transport to Auschwitz in 1944, where she was separated from her family, "adopted" by an older Jewish woman, and worked in the kitchen; her transfer, six weeks later, to Bergen-Belsen; and her experiences there. She relates her forced labor in Beendorf and Braunschweig; liberation; her post-war journey to Denmark; her arrival in Sweden; and her emigration to Australia. Mrs. S. also tells of not wanting to speak of the Holocaust with her children.
    S., Erna, 1923-
    New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
    Interview Date
    December 16, 1984.
    Șimleu Silvaniei (Romania)
    Braunschweig (Germany)
    Cite As
    Erna S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-510). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Mutual aid.

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