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Franka N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1024) interviewed by Gitta Chaet and Shelly Jubelirer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1024

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    Videotape testimony of Franka N., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924, one of seven children. She recalls her large extended family; antisemitic harassment; one brother's emigration to Paris; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor; her father's death from starvation; deportation of siblings and her mother; public hangings of escapees; the agony of mothers when their children were taken from them; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944 with a sister, cousin, and her cousin's baby; deportation with her sister two weeks later; slave labor in an airplane factory; a death march to Bergen-Belsen; separation from her sister upon transfer to Burgau, Tuerkheim, then Buchloe; liberation by United States troops; a three month hospitalization; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; moving to Memmingen; marriage; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. N. discusses difficulty in believing what she survived; being the sole survivor of a large extended and immediate family except for her nephews in Paris and one cousin; and a recent trip to Poland with her daughter.
    N., Franka, 1924-
    Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
    Interview Date
    September 1, 1987.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Memmingen (Germany)
    Cite As
    Franka N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1024). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Chaet, Gitta, interviewer.
    Jubelirer, Shelly, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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