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Bronia R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2462) interviewed by Edwin A. Hiscock and Mary Ann McCue

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2462

Videotape testimony of Bronia R., who was born in Turek, Poland in 1926. She recounts German invasion; remaining home with her mother when her family unsuccessfully tried to escape to Russia; being forced to watch a public hanging; ghettoization; transfer to Inowracław in 1940 in her sister's place; slave labor digging canals; deportation to Auschwitz in 1943; jumping off a truck on the way to the gas chambers and returning to a barrack; working for Telefunken in Langenbielau; transfer on open train cars via Bergen-Belsen and Mauthausen to Salzwedel; and liberation by United States troops in April 1945. Mrs. R. describes traveling with the United States Army to Braunschweig; studying nursing and English in Heidelberg; working as a nurse in the Lampertheim displaced persons camp; marriage in 1947; and emigration to the United States. She notes that she believed throughout her experience that God would save her.

Author/Creator
R., Bronia, 1926-
Published
Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
Interview Date
May 24, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bronia R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2462). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.