Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Brenda Senders

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0031 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0011

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Oral history interview with Brenda Senders


    Interview Summary
    Brenda Senders describes her childhood in Sarny, Poland (now Ukraine), where her family had lived for more than 800 years; her father Samuel Schier and mother Leah Bourka; her one surviving family member, her sister Simma; her escape with her sister from a work camp outside Sarny; joining a partisan group led by Shimone Picov; how this group joined a larger partisan group, consisting of many communists and escaped prisoners of war, led by Naoomoff (possibly Major General H. I. Naumov); her post-war years in displaced persons camps in Austria (where she was married) and in Italy; immigrating to Washington, DC in 1951; her many speaking engagements in which she describes her experiences with the partisans; her inclusion as a guest speaker at the open ceremonies of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; her sympathies with the feminist movement, ERA, the civil rights movement, and Israel’s struggles; and her personal motto for survival: “Be brave in any situation.”
    Mrs. Brenda S. Senders
    Arwin Donohue
    interview:  1998 February 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Senders, Brenda.

    Administrative Notes

    Arwin Donohue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Brenda Senders on February 22, 1998 in Hellendale, Florida.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-23 08:57:39
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us