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Hanna P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-771) interviewed by Paul Mohl and Tina Rauch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-771

Videotape testimony of Hanna P., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1928. She recalls her family's affluent life; her brother and father reporting for military service before German invasion; German occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions and food scarcity; learning her father and brother were alive and fleeing to the Soviet zone; using false papers to join them in Soviet-occupied Białystok; moving to Orsha; attending Russian school; fleeing east after the German invasion; her father working as a bookkeeper on a collective farm near the Urals; her brother's draft; moving to Ukraine near the war's end; returning to Łódź; learning her brother had survived; their reunion; realizing almost everyone else was dead; assistance from the Joint in traveling to Germany; living in a displaced persons camp; emigration to Mexico; marriage; and eventually living in the United States. Mrs. P. notes she discussed her experiences with her children and her father wrote a book about their war years. She shows photographs.

P., Hanna, 1928-
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
Interview Date
June 1, 1986.
Łódź (Poland)
Białystok (Poland)
Orsha (Belarus)
Soviet Union
Ural Mountains Region (Russia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hanna P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-771). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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