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Paula K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1350) interviewed by Irvin Fishbein and Frania Block,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1350

Videotape testimony of Paula K. who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1924, the oldest of six children. She recalls her father building a bunker prior to the war; German invasion; ghettoization; family members hiding from aktions in their bunker; deportation of many relatives; selling clothes for food; and forced labor in a munitions plant. Mrs. K. recounts episodes when she was almost killed; carrying bombs for partisans; liquidation of the small ghetto when her mother and three siblings were killed; working with her father, brother and sister in HASAG-Pelzery; hiding with her sister during the camp's liquidation; and liberation by Soviet troops the following day. She describes finding an apartment in Częstochowa with her sister; searching for her father and brother; smuggling herself into Terezín to see her brother; learning her father had starved to death; marriage in 1945; living in several Austrian displaced persons camps where her daughter was born; and emigration to the United States in 1953.

K., Paula, 1924-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
June 11, 1989.
Częstochowa (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Paula K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.