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Oral history interview with Brenda Szyr Senders

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0212

Brenda Szyr Senders, born in 1925 in Sarny, Poland (now Ukraine), describes her family; attending school after the Russian invasion; moving into a ghetto after the Nazis came to power; the sonderkommando surrounding the ghetto and rounding up her family; escaping with her sister to a nearby village and joining the Szymon partisan group, in which she helped to attack the Germans and bomb railroads; staying with the group until 1944, when they discharged her because the Germans were losing the war and the need for partisan activity was no longer as great; returning to Sarny after the war and discovering that all of her family, except her cousin and sister, had died; immigrating to the United States and starting a family; and her recollections of the dynamics of the partisan group.

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Mrs. Brenda S. Senders
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1991 June 20
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:46:33
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