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Dora Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1427) interviewed by Laure Gutman and Susan Rosenstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1427

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Dora Z., who was born in Płońsk, Poland in 1921. She recalls chaos as the war began; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; frequent atrocities; seeing her parents for the last time when they were evacuated from the ghetto; and deportation with her three sisters to Auschwitz in 1942. Mrs. Z. describes the arrival routine including shaving and tattooing; meaningless forced labor; supporting each other during selections; the deaths of her sisters; friendships with other prisoners; new arrivals being herded to the gas chambers; the pervasive stench and smoke from the crematoria; a revolt and execution of the participants; the death march to Ravensbrück, then Neustadt/Glewe; and liberation. She recounts returning to Płońsk; reunion with friends, including her future husband; leaving Poland; and living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp and Zeilsheim, where she married. Mrs. Z. vividly details numerous atrocities in the ghetto and concentration camps.
    Author/Creator
    Z., Dora, 1921-
    Published
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    October 28, 1990.
    Locale
    Poland
    Płońsk
    Płońsk (Poland)
    Cite As
    Dora Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1427). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gutman, Laure, interviewer.
    Rosenstein, Susan, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Concentration camps Revolts.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083429
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:32:00
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