Janet A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2267) interviewed by Evelyn Umlas and Zelda Kaplan
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
- Interview Date
- January 16, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Janet A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2267). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Janet A., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1935. She remembers the outbreak of war; fleeing east with her parents and baby sister; remaining in Vinniki when her father joined the Polish army; returning with her parents from Soviet to German-occupied Poland; an unsuccessful escape attempt from the Nowy Targ ghetto; her sister's death; her parents placing her with a non-Jewish nursemaid; several weeks later visiting her parents in the Kraków ghetto (she never saw her mother again); her father acquiring the birth certificate of a deceased Polish child for her; living with a cousin, then with a Polish woman who placed her on a farm with a Polish family; and reunion with her father after the war. Mrs. A. describes living in constant fear of Poles; emigration to the United States; adjustment to a new life; and she discusses the trauma of feeling abandoned as a child.