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Oral history interview with Sarah Ludwig

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ms. Sarah Ludwig
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2013 August 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:09:11
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