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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-510

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.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Erna S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-510). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.