Ann W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2356) interviewed by Barbara Devinki and Janice M. Dover
- Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
- Interview Date
- March 31, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ann W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2356). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ann W., who was born in Radziłów, Poland in 1932, the youngest of four children. She recalls Soviet occupation in 1939; confiscation of the family's flour mill; German occupation; Poles helping Germans to identify Jews; the destruction of prayer books from the synagogue; public beatings of Jews, including her parents and two siblings; escape from Radziłów with her family; hiding for two months with help from her father's business associates; being rescued by people when they agreed to convert to Christianity; attending conversion classes; constantly changing hiding places, and separating occasionally; the extreme hardships, including hunger and cold, while in hiding; and numerous instances of help from Poles. Mrs. W. tells of her family's strong will to survive; their Zionists' beliefs; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling with her brother to a Youth Aliyah center in Italy; incarceration on Cyprus after attempting to emigrate to Palestine; reuniting with her parents; arrival in Palestine in 1947; the outbreak of the War of Independence in which her brother died; marriage to a Holocaust survivor; and emigration to the United States.