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Luisa A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-767) interviewed by Ted Zinnreich and Habib Nathan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-767

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.

Author/Creator
A., Luisa, 1938-
Published
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
Interview Date
April 13, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282353
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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