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Kay F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1155) interviewed by Barbara Levitt and Steven Gonzer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1155

Videotape testimony of Kay F., who was born in Sieradz, Poland in 1919. She recalls her father's career as a physician; attending university in Kraków; completing her last year at home due to increasing antisemitism; German invasion; fleeing with her family to relatives in Łódź; returning to Sieradz; her father's brief imprisonment; traveling with her parents to Sandomierz; deportation with her family and her fiancé to Częstochowa concentration camp; slave labor in the HASAG factory; marriage; posing as her father's wife to assist him in providing medical care; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in January 1945; selection for a transport; escaping during an Allied bombing; hiding in a forest, then a nearby village; liberation by United States troops; recovering in Landsberg displaced persons camp; learning her parents and brother were killed; reunion with her husband in Stuttgart; assistance from the Red Cross; working to assist orphans; and emigrating to join relatives in the United States.

Author/Creator
F., Kay, 1919-
Published
Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
Interview Date
April 2, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Kay F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1155). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.