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Celia M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1453) interviewed by Evelyn Umlas and Zelda Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1453

Videotape testimony of Celia M., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1927. She recalls her large family; her father's death in 1930; German invasion; ghettoization resulting in overcrowding, starvation, cold, epidemics, and frequent deaths; her older brother's deportation; and deportation to Auschwitz with her family in 1944. Mrs. M. recounts meeting her older brother; separation from her mother, two sisters and a nephew (they were gassed upon arrival); the importance of remaining with her two sisters; the death march to Ravensbrück; transfer four weeks later to Neustadt; work in a munitions factory; stealing potatoes for her sisters; and liberation by Soviet troops. She tells of returning to Łódź; reunion with her brother; escaping to the American zone in January 1946; living in a displaced persons camp; and emigration to relatives in the United States in 1949.

Author/Creator
M., Celia, 1927-
Published
Peabody, Mass. Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
Interview Date
June 22, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Celia M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1453). 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/1094373
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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