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Malka O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4478)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4478

Videotape testimony of Malka O., who was born in Poland in 1925, the youngest of four children. She recounts her father emigrating to Argentina in 1930; her brother's enlistment in the Polish military in 1938; German invasion in 1939; her sister's emigration to Argentina; hiding with a group of people one night during a round-up; finding her mother gone when she returned; staying with her brother-in-law's friends; leaving after an attack by Poles; her brother-in-law returning months later; living with him and his uncle; round-up for slave labor in a factory in Staszów; ghettoization; separation from her brother-in-law; deportation to Ravensbrück; slave labor in a factory; evacuation on Swedish buses to Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1945; contacting her father in Argentina; and emigrating to join him in early 1946. Ms. O. notes never learning what happened to her mother and brother; her sense of being liberated, but never truly free; and having no peace despite her children and grandchildren.

O., Malka, 1925-
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1995
Interview Date
August 8, 1995.
Staszów (Województwo Świętokrzyskie)
Staszów (Województwo Świętokrzyskie, Poland)
Copenhagen (Denmark)
1 copy: VHS master.
Cite As
Malka O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4478). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.