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Jennie W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-666) interviewed by Adele Anolik,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-666

Videotape testimony of Jennie W., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1926, a twin and one of six children. She recalls her father's death when she was very young; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; volunteering for a forced labor camp (Grünberg) in her mother's place in 1941; a German woman who trained her on the factory machines, wrote to her mother, and gave her extra food; giving up escape plans when a friend was executed and mutilated after attempting escape; caring for her sisters who arrived from Auschwitz in 1943; escaping with her sisters and others from a death march; being hidden for two weeks by a Czech woman; and liberation by American troops. Mrs. W. recounts her recovery in Prague; living in Germany; contact with a family friend, Josef Rosensaft, a leader in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; attending school; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. W. notes she raised her children to remember but not to hate and shows pictures of her sister who was killed with her child in Auschwitz.

W., Jennie, 1926-
Des Moines, Iowa : Des Moines Holocaust Survivors Project, 1985
Interview Date
November 18, 1985.
Będzin (Poland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jennie W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-666). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.