Media Files
Title:
Sarah W. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1293
Orbis bib 1108224
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1989-11-06
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1293
Orbis bib 1108224
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body W., Sarah, 1905-
Person or Corporate Body American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Person or Corporate Body W., Sarah, -- 1905-
Person or Corporate Body American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Women
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical Mothers and sons
topical Mothers and daughters
topical Bar mitzvah
topical Jewish refugees
topical Jews
topical Migrations
geographic Lithuania
geographic Kaunas (Lithuania)
geographic Antwerp (Belgium)
geographic Luxembourg
geographic Paris (France)
geographic Bayonne (France)
geographic Marseille (France)
geographic Switzerland
geographic Grenoble (France)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Hiding
topical False papers
topical Postwar experiences
Format:
1 Videocassettes (3/4" U-Matic)
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Sarah W., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1905. She recalls moving to Antwerp with her family; her mother's death; attending Hebrew school; marriage in 1927; her son's birth in 1928; moving to Luxembourg where her husband was a rabbi; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish measures; fleeing to Paris with her husband and three children; traveling by train through Spain to the Portuguese border; futile attempts to enter Portugal with assistance from the Joint; returning to France; internment with her family in Bayonne; her son's bar mitzvah in a local synagogue; traveling with her family to Marseille; her husband's internment in a labor camp; his escape with her older son to Switzerland; hiding with her two younger children in a suburb of Marseille; obtaining false papers; traveling with her children to Grenoble; and escaping to Switzerland in 1943. Mrs. W. describes her reunion with her husband; living in three refugee camps until 1945; her husband's return to Luxembourg and emigration to the United States; living with her children in Antwerp; and emigration to the United States in 1948.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New York, N.Y. :
Date:
creation 1989-11-06
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
W., Sarah, 1905-
Strochlic, Kathy
Prince, Robert
Interviewee W, Sarah (2088)
Interviewer Strochlic, Kathy
Interviewer Prince, B.
Duration:
01:00:23

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