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Ludmila P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-434) interviewed by Clara Zilberstein and Ruby Bubis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-434

Videotape testimony of Ludmila P., who was born in Kishinev, Romania in 1920 and raised in Łowicz, Poland. She recounts her father's death in 1934; studying medicine in Vienna in 1937; returning to Poland after the Anschluss; refusal of admission to the University of Vilna because she was Jewish; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; deportation with her mother to Kraków; marriage; her mother's deportation to the Warsaw ghetto (Mrs. P. visited her there); working at a munitions factory; transfer with her husband to Płaszów in March 1943; constant fear, killings, and public hangings; arranging to be on Schindler's list with her husband for transfer to Czechoslovakia; her husband's departure with the men for Brněnec; deportation with the women and children to Auschwitz; their transfer to Brněnec three weeks later; and reunion with her husband. Mrs. P. describes the humane atmosphere at Schindler's factory; his wife's assisting her sick friend; the prisoners honoring Schindler's birthday; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling with her husband to Munich; their emigration to the United States in 1947; and a trip with her husband and daughter to Poland in 1972.

Author/Creator
P., Ludmila, 1920-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
October 21, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ludmila P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-434). 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/1098943
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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