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Oral history interview with Brenda Senders

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0095.68 | RG Number: RG-50.163.0068

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    Oral history interview with Brenda Senders


    Interview Summary
    Brenda Senders, born in 1925 in Sarny, Poland (now in Ukraine), describes her life before the war; attending Hebrew school; the Soviet occupation; the German invasion in 1941; going to live in the ghetto in Sarny; going into hiding and staying in her uncle’s barn with 11 other people; an uprising in the ghetto led by Jewish youths; returning to town and joining her family during a deportation; being taken to a camp in a valley; escaping the camp with her sister and a friend; receiving help from a local woman; hiding in the woods with a group of people; joining the partisans after finding someone she trusted to look after her sister; the growth of the partisan group; her activities with the partisans; the end of the war and reuniting with her sister and uncle; immigrating to the United States in 1952; getting married and having three children; and the book she has with pictures of people from her town who perished in the war.
    Mrs. Brenda S. Senders
    Cecille Steinberg
    interview:  1984 July 18

    Physical Details

    5 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Senders, Brenda.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Brenda Senders was conducted on July 18, 1984, as part of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington's oral history project to document Washington, D.C., area survivor's experiences of the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview on May 26, 1993.
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