Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sally Horwitz - June 18, 2007


Sally Horwitz was born in 1927 in Zwolen, Poland. During the Nazi invasion of Poland, Sally and her family fled to a nearby woods and village to escape the bombing of the town. The family then returned to Zwolen, where Sally and her siblings regularly hid from the German's occupying the city and the regular round-ups and executions they carried out. Sally and her sister were eventually picked by the Germans to work on a nearby farm and from there they were deported to the slave labor camp, Skarzyso-Kamienna. As the Red Army closed in on the camp, Sally was sent to Czenstochow, where she was liberated by the Russians in 1945.

  1. Introduction
  2. Catholic School
  3. Easter
  4. Family
  5. Shabbos
  6. Talking Politics
  7. Start of the War
  8. Shelter in the Woods
  9. German Invasion
  10. Hiding From the Germans
  11. A Child's Perspective
  12. Escaping
  13. Ghetto Garbatka
  14. German Jews
  15. Conclusion
  16. Conclusion II

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