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Oral history interview with Brenda Senders

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

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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.

Interviewee
Mrs. Brenda S. Senders
Date
1984 July 18  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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