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Oral history interview with Sonya Schek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.265 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0265

Sonya Schek discusses her childhood in Krynki, Poland; her family life; her education; and the antisemitism she experienced. She describes her experiences during the German invasion of Poland; her deportation with her family to a ghetto in Klimentov (Klimontów), Poland in 1941; the conditions in the ghetto; being deported to Treblinka; being pushed out of the window of the cattle car with her sisters on the way to the camp; her experiences while living in hiding; the conditions in an underground hiding place, where she lived for nearly two years; her experiences after the war; her unsuccessful attempt to reclaim her parents' property; and her immigration to the United States.

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Sonya Schek
Sandra Bendayan
interview:  1994 December 02
interview:  1994 December 20
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:49:16
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