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Jean F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-966) interviewed by Maryanne Kador and Peggy Morton,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-966

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    Videotape testimony of Jean F. who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1924. She recalls a happy childhood despite prevalent antisemitism; warnings from German refugees; German invasion in 1939; immediate arrests and shootings of Jews; ghettoization; her selection for transport to Gleiwitz in March 1942; slave labor in an ammunition factory; a death march to a train in January 1945; and escape from the train in Czechoslovakia. Mrs. F. describes a village woman's efforts to hide them; arrest and imprisonment in Prague; transfer to Theresienstadt; and liberation by the Red Cross. She recounts her reunion with her sister; their escape to Germany; residing in Pocking and Landsberg displaced persons camps; marriage; her daughter's birth in 1949; her brother-in-law's death; emigration to the United States in 1950; and adopting her nephew after her sister's death.
    F., Jean, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1987
    Interview Date
    November 23, 1987.
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie)
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Jean F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-966). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kador, Maryanne, interviewer.
    Morton, Peggy, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.

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