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Ann W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2356) interviewed by Barbara Devinki and Janice M. Dover,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2356

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    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.
    W., Ann, 1932-
    Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
    Interview Date
    March 31, 1994.
    Radziłów (Poland)
    Cite As
    Ann W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2356). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Devinki, Barbara, interviewer.
    Dover, Janice M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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