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Hana K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1297) interviewed by Jane Eger and Sandra Rosenstock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1297

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    Videotape testimony of Hana K., who was born in Strzemieszyce Wielke, Poland in 1926 to a family of eight children. She recalls her father's death in 1930; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; deportation of two of her brothers; escaping during a round-up by Jewish police; forced factory work in the ghetto; obtaining a job for her mother to protect her from deportation; hiding with a sister during the ghetto's liquidation; deportation with her sisters to a shoe factory (she never saw her mother and brothers again); forced labor in Ludwigsdorf; liberation; marriage; traveling with her husband to Kielce, then Strzemieszyce; fleeing to Austria with assistance from Briha, after learning of the Kielce pogrom; her daughter's birth in the Linz displaced persons camp; traveling from Vienna to Bavaria; her son's birth two years later; and their emigration to the United States. Mrs. K. discusses assistance from Jews and non-Jews; helping her sisters, and the importance of being with them in the camps; reluctance to share her experiences with her children until they were older; attending a survivors' gathering in Washington; the trauma of a return trip to Europe; and the therapeutic value of her writing.
    K., Hana, 1926-
    New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
    Interview Date
    November 11, 1989.
    Strzemieszyce Wielkie
    Strzemieszyce Wielkie (Poland)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Hana K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1297). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Eger, Jane, interviewer.
    Rosenstock, Sandra, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 47 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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