Paula K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1350) interviewed by Irvin Fishbein and Frania Block
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
- Interview Date
- June 11, 1989.
- 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.
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.