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Celina R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3131) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Susan Millen,

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    Videotape testimony of Celina R., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1929. She recalls the outbreak of war; fleeing with her family to Lv́iv; Soviet occupation; returning to Kraków in December 1939; fleeing to Wieliczka to escape ghettoization; her father's deportation and subsequent death; forced relocation with her mother and brother to the Kraków ghetto in 1943, then to Płaszów in March; her brother's deportation with the children's transport (she never saw him again); working with her mother in an upholstery shop; hiding during Goeth's visit; deportation with her mother to Auschwitz; working in an airplane factory in Kratzau; receiving food from a German woman; arranging to work the same shift as her mother; and liberation by Soviet troops on May 8, 1945. Mrs. R. describes recuperating with her mother in Chrastava; returning to Kraków; antisemitic incidents; fleeing with her mother to Bad Ischl; living in a displaced persons camp; marriage; and emigration with her mother and husband from Vienna to the United States. She discusses the importance of her mother to their survival; struggles to earn a living and build a family; a recent trip with her husband to Poland; and her reluctance to share her experience with her son.
    R., Celina, 1929-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    September 13, 1995.
    Kraków (Poland)
    L'viv (Ukraine)
    Wieliczka (Poland)
    Chrastava (Czech Republic)
    Bad Ischl (Austria)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Celina R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3131). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Survivor-child relations.

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