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Eugenia D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1405) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1405

Videotape testimony of Eugenia D., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1926. She recalls her affluent family life; her oldest brother withdrawing from medical school due to antisemitism; German invasion; ghettoization; severe hunger; food smuggling; deportations; building and hiding in bunkers; the ghetto uprising; and deportation to Majdanek. Mrs. D. recounts forced labor; tranport to Auschwitz three months later with her mother, aunts, and cousins; successful efforts to remain with her mother; a severe beating for refusing to enter a truck that she knew would take them to execution; working with women from the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager), who helped her; its dissolution in one night; transfer to Ravensbrück, another camp, then Malchow; escaping from a death march with her mother; and liberation by Soviets. She notes her extreme poverty when she arrived in Argentina and details the sadism of concentration camp guards.

Author/Creator
D., Eugenia, 1926-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
Interview Date
October 10, 1990.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eugenia D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1405). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091649
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:39:00
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