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Bronislava T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1658) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Debra Weinberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1658

Videotape testimony of Bronislava T., who was born in 1924 in Kraków, Poland. She recalls her large, extended family; their relative affluence; attending Catholic school, to which she attributes her ability to pose as a Catholic; German invasion; expulsion from their home in 1940; fleeing to Bochnia to avoid ghettoization; her aunt's and grandmother's deaths and her brother's deportation in 1941; she and two friends receiving false papers from her father's friend in Kraków, who accompanied her to Warsaw; and their family's deaths in an "aktion". Mrs. T. recounts working at various jobs; hearing people brag about turning in Jews; escaping to Budapest with her friends in early 1943; their arrest; escaping from a train bound for Auschwitz; working with her friends at a Red Cross orphanage in Budapest; and liberation in January 1945 by Soviet troops. She tells of fleeing with her friends to Arad with the aid of the Red Cross; returning to Kraków to seek surviving family; reunion with her brother; traveling to Marburg; marriage to a friend from Kraków; her son's birth; emigration to the United States; and a recent visit to Poland after which she related her experiences to her daughter for the first time.

Author/Creator
T., Bronislava, 1924-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
May 5, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bronislava T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1658). 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/1091701
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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