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Felicia H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-449) interviewed by Elaine Perlsweig and Arnold Band

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-449

Videotape testimony of Felicia H., who was born in Kraków, Poland. She describes her affluent and protected childhood; involvement in Zionist youth movements; participation in student demonstrations against antisemitic violence at the university in Kraków in 1933-1934; one year at university in Vienna; marriage in 1936; moving to Oświe̜cim; helping Jews expelled from Germany; her family's disbelief that this could happen in Poland; traveling with her husband to the New York World's Fair in July 1939; confiscation of their returning ship by the British due to the outbreak of war; traveling to Inverness, then to Newcastle; eventually returning to the United States after negotiations with the British and U.S. governments; assistance from HIAS on Ellis Island; and settling in New York with assistance from friends and acquaintances. Mrs. H. remembers sending packages to their parents in 1940; losing contact with them in 1942; learning that her parents and daughter were deported to and perished in Bełżec; returning to Poland in 1967 with her husband; and a second visit with her son in 1976.

Author/Creator
H., Felicia.
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
May 19, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Felicia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-449). 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/1100274
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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