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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-966

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.

Author/Creator
F., Jean, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1987
Interview Date
November 23, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jean F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-966). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.