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Mala K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1025) interviewed by Gitta Chaet and Shelly Jubelirer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1025

Videotape testimony of Mala K., who was born in Chrzanów, Poland in 1924. She recalls a close extended family; her father's death in 1938; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor in a military uniform factory; a cousin pulling her from one side to the other during a selection; deportation with her cousin and sister to Oberalstadt; a foreman giving her cake; slave labor in a factory, then digging tunnels; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; learning an uncle had survived; living with him in Katowice; emigration to Israel in 1951; marriage; and emigration to Germany in 1953, then to the United States in 1959 (her sister remained in Germany). Ms. K. talks about lack of observance of religion or holidays while in the concentration camp; having no knowledge of outside events; and believing her survival was due to luck.

K., Mala, 1924-
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1987
Interview Date
June 22, 1987.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Mala K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1025). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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