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Zyna K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1017) interviewed by Richard Adelman and Helene Levin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1017

Videotape testimony of Zyna K., the youngest of seven children. She recalls the emigrations of three siblings; her mother's death in 1939, before the war; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; a futile attempt to flee to the Soviet Union; ghettoization; mass killings and burials; and liquidation of the ghetto. Mrs. K. recounts transport to Rīga; working in an ammunition factory; transfer after six months by ship with her sister to Stutthof; learning of her father's death; forced labor in Toruń; a death march in 1944; and liberation. She tells of being cared for by a Jewish family in Lublin; meeting her future husband; contact with siblings in South Africa, Israel, and Rīga; and emigration to Israel in 1957 and Canada in 1961.

Author/Creator
K., Zyna, 1922-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : North Shore Jewish Federation Holocaust Center, 1987
Interview Date
July 28, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zyna K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1017). 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/1091652
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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