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Sara L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-298) interviewed by Eva Knoller and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-298

Videotape testimony of Sara L., who was born in a small town near Munkács, Hungary in 1897. She recalls growing up in a rich household as the youngest of eleven children; her marriage and subsequent move to Košice; the birth of two sons; and her doubts about the future when she encountered Jews fleeing from Poland. She describes many episodes of fleeing with her children after the German occupation (her husband had already been taken away); the loss of her elder son; traveling through Czechoslovakia and Hungary seeking safety; leaving her younger son with relatives in Cojocna, Romania; passing as a non-Jew in Budapest; deportation to Auschwitz; her selection to work in an underground factory; her strong urge to see her children again; conducting a Seder for three young sisters in her barrack; contracting typhus and recovering; and liberation by the Russians. She recounts her eventual reunion with her son; their emigration to the United States; difficulties of discussing the Holocaust with her son and his family; her religious beliefs; and the many miracles which enabled her to survive.

L., Sara, 1897-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
Interview Date
November 5, 1984.
Mukacheve (Ukraine)
Košice (Slovakia)
Budapest (Hungary)
Cojocna (Romania)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sara L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-298). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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