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Molly K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1393) interviewed by Rochelle Karp and Elaine Tannenbaum

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1393

Videotape testimony of Molly K., who was born in Augustów, Poland in 1925. She relates moving to Vilna at age three; attending Catholic school until fourth grade, then Jewish high school; prevalent antisemitism; German invasion; learning of mass murders of Jews at Ponary from a woman who escaped; ghettoization; forced labor in the H.K.P. camp; receiving medication from a Jewish doctor when she became ill; escape with her fiance; being hidden by a former teacher, then by a Polish neighbor, in a bunker in her family's former home; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. K. recalls seeking surviving family members (she is the only survivor of her immediate family); marriage; her son's birth in 1945; hearing about murders of returning survivors; fleeing to the western zone; the displaced persons camp at Bergen-Belsen; emigration to the United States in 1949; and having six children in memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Mrs. K. describes individual atrocities commited against Jews in Vilna and recounts many family members who perished.

Author/Creator
K., Molly, 1925-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1990
Interview Date
August 2, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Molly K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1393). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1029479
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