Still image from Sidi S. Holocaust testimony, May 9, 2013.
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Sidi S. testimony 2014

Holocaust Testimony

Object IDSS1405_01_VD
Date of Recording09 May 2014

InterviewerPaperny, Cathy
IntervieweeSchaffer, Sidi
Duration2h 53m 0.0s
SynopsisSidi S. was born in Rădăuţi, Romania in September 1938. She describes her family and heritage. She recalls her religious upbringing. She describes the Jewish community. Sidi recounts that her family resettled in Chernivtsi ghetto. She recalls transfer to Transnistria by train and looting by the guards. Her family arrived in Mogilev and Sidi describes her first memory of hiding during a bombing. She describes living in Dzhurin Ghetto for the remainder of the war. She recalls receiving food from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. She describes a violent incident with a guard when she and her father were caught out after curfew. She recalls her mother surviving a bombardment and coming home injured. Sidi describes life after the war and her family moving to Rădăuţi to live with relatives. She recalls her school experience and meeting her husband, who is also a survivor. She describes immigrating to Israel and having children. She describes moving to Canada. She describes experiencing antisemitism in Canada. She describes joining the Gesher Group. She discusses her fine art education and experience as an artist. She discusses sharing her Holocaust experience. 
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Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.