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Oral history interview with Sara Peri

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.302 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0302

Sara “Sabina” Kleinman, born in 1939 in Lublin, Poland, describes her parents’ history; her father being sent to a camp and his death; she and her mother escaping and being taken in by a peasant for a couple of months; hiding in a forest; her mother meeting with partisans but refusing to separate from Sabina; being sent with her mother to the Budzyn camp; how her early camp experiences shaped her character; her relationships with the other children; being sent to Majdanek and separated from her mother, who was sent to Auschwitz; an SS guard taking a liking to her and giving her extra food; being evacuated from Majdanek by bus with other Jewish children and old people; how the Russians intercepted and took the children and old people to the Red Cross; being sent to an orphanage, where her mother eventually found her; her mother remarrying; immigrating to Israel; and finishing school and becoming a nurse.

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Sara Peri
interview:  1996 October 31
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:52
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