Luisa A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-767) interviewed by Ted Zinnreich and Habib Nathan
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 13, 1986.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Luisa A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-767). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Luisa A., who was born in Polichna, Poland in 1938, the youngest of nine children. She recounts vague memories of her parents' business; visits with extended family; one brother's emigration to Bolivia in 1939; her father going to a labor camp in 1942 and returning completely debilitated; her mother and brothers finding a hiding place; digging bunkers near stables and hiding in attics; the murder of two older brothers in 1943 when they were out seeking food; her mother making clothes from potato sacks; a farm owner informing them the Soviets had arrived; running away; fearing Soviets since all uniforms frightened her; returning to their home; moving to Krasnik; a telegram from her brother in Bolivia; and attending school for the first time while in Paris, waiting to emigrate to Bolivia. Mrs. A. discusses a trip with her children to Poland in 1981; her gratitude to the many people who hid them; being amused by her parents' stories and brothers' games while hiding in thirty-four places over twenty-two months; and the loss of her entire extended family.