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Oral history interview with Brenda Szyr Senders

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0212

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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.

Interviewee
Mrs. Brenda S. Senders
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1991 June 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:09:11
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