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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-771

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    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)
    Cite As
    Hanna P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-771). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mohl, Paul, interviewer.
    Rauch, Tina, interviewer.
    Related publication: My war years, 1939-1945 / Simon Dawidson ; translated by Marie Morgens. -- San Antonio, Texas : University of Texas at San Antonio, 1981.
    Associated material: Simon D. Holocaust testimony [father] (HVT-769), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    False papers.
    Soviet occupation.

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