Franka N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1024) interviewed by Gitta Chaet and Shelly Jubelirer
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
- Interview Date
- September 1, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Franka N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1024). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.