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Oral history interview with Sarah Ludwig

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.157.1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0212

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    Oral history interview with Sarah Ludwig


    Interview Summary
    Sarah Racimora Ludwig, born on in 1940 in Radom, Poland, discusses her parents being taken to the Pionki forced labor camp; living in the Radom ghetto with her uncle, a member of the ghetto police; leaving the ghetto in 1942 and being hidden in a potato sack on the back of a truck; joining her parents in Pionki; hiding when she heard the German guards; her father working in the camp kitchen; the liquidation of Pionki in August 1944; being sent to Auschwitz with her parents; being tattooed and going to the Kinderhaus (children’s house); her mother being sent to Czechoslovakia and father to Dachau; her grandparents dying in Auschwitz; being liberated by the Russians; being taken to a Kraków orphanage; her mother finding her, which is her first childhood memory; going to Belgium for two years then to Israel; immigrating to the United States in 1953; being embarrassed by her tattoo and having it removed in high school; still being fearful of dogs; and her work speaking to school groups about her experiences.
    Ms. Sarah Ludwig
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2013 August 19
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

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    1 digital file : WAV.

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    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Sarah Ludwig in Washington, DC on August 19, 2013.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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