Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Sara Silow - August 8, 1993


Sara Silow was born in Łódź, Poland. After the war started, Sara and her family were forced into the Łódź ghetto. From there Sara and her mother were taken to Auschwitz, where her mother perished. Sara was then sent to the Poppebüttel camp where she was forced to clean up the rubble of bombed buildings. As the war drew to a close, she was sent to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated by the British Army. After the war she was sent to Sweden to recuperate from typhus and then moved to Belgium to be with family. After meeting her future husband and starting a family, Sara moved to the United States.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Religion
  3. Life Before the War
  4. Start of War
  5. Łódź Ghetto
  6. Father's Death in Ghetto
  7. Fate of Sister
  8. Life in the Łódź Ghetto
  9. Being Taken to Auschwitz
  10. Arrival at Auschwitz
  11. Life in Auschwitz
  12. Life in Poppenbüttel
  13. Bergen-Belsen
  14. Fate of Family
  15. Liberation
  16. Sharing Story
  17. Life After the War
  18. Conclusion

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