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Pearl K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-587) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Allen M. Siegel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-587

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    Videotape testimony of Pearl K., who was born in Zwierzyniec, Poland in 1922 to a family of eight children. She recounts moving to Warsaw around 1925; their poverty; attending Jewish labor movement schools; the deaths of her mother, sister, and sister's child in the German bombardment; ghettoization; starvation, lice, lack of sanitation, and frequent deaths; working outside of Warsaw in a sanatorium for Jewish children; support from the Bund; obtaining false papers; hiding when the sanitorium was liquidated; returning to Warsaw with assistance from a Pole; acting as a courier for the underground; contact with Poles and Jews in hiding including her brother; traveling to a village after the 1944 Warsaw uprising; working as a domestic; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Warsaw; reunion with her brother; living in Lublin, then Łodź; antisemitic incidents; living in Sweden, Poland, and Germany; and emigrating to the United States. Mrs. K. discusses her fears and pessimism resulting from her experiences.
    K., Pearl, 1922-
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
    Interview Date
    December 16, 1984.
    Zwierzyniec (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Pearl K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-587). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Roth, Chaya H.
    Siegel, Allen M., 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., 22 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.

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