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Miriam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1631) interviewed by Herbert Hane and Mitzi Zerivitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1631

Videotape testimony of Miriam K., who was born in Albigowa, Poland and moved to Cologne, Germany in 1919, after her father's death. She recalls her grandfather's textile factory; attending a commercial high school; employment with agencies which helped Polish Jews emigrating west through Germany; working for Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland in 1936, providing assistance for German Jews; and the difficulties emigrating from Germany at that time. She recounts receiving notification of expulsion to Poland in October 1938; receiving permission to remain in Germany; Kristallnacht; being allowed to chaperone a children's transport to England, which included her sister, provided that she return to Germany; later parting from her mother when she was allowed to emigrate to England via Belgium; working on a farm in England; her postwar reunion with her mother, who had hidden in Belgium; and emigration to the United States in 1951 with her daughter (she had married in England and her husband died one year after her daughter's birth).

Author/Creator
K., Miriam, 1911-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
November 11, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1631). 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/1091700
Record last modified: 2015-06-16 13:51:00
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