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Ida L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2461) interviewed by Jill Maidhof and James Maidhof,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2461

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ida L., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1923. She recalls antisemitic incidents during her childhood; activities in a Zionist youth group; harsh conditions in the Kraków ghetto; smuggling food to share with her sister; one sister's deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to Płaszów when the ghetto was liquidated in 1943; working in the laundry; random killings by camp commander Amon Goeth; a Jewish doctor being severely beaten and displayed in a wheel barrow as an example of punishment for helping others; declining to escape with help from a Polish friend fearing retribution against the other prisoners; her brother's deportation to Auschwitz (she never saw him again); transfer to Auschwitz; the death march to Bergen-Belsen; the importance of helping each other; liberation by British troops; and recuperating in a German hospital under British supervision. Mrs. L. describes learning she had no family left; her marriage in Sweden; and emigration ten years later to the United States.
    Author/Creator
    L., Ida, 1923-2009.
    Published
    Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
    Interview Date
    May 11, 1994.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków
    Kraków (Poland)
    Sweden
    Cite As
    Ida L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2461). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Maidhof, Jill, interviewer.
    Maidhof, James, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Zionist organizations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1096685
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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