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Miriam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1169) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Shelly Jubelirer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1169

Videotape testimony of Miriam K., who was born in Troškūnai, Lithuania in 1924. She recalls antisemitic hostility increasing in the 1930s; attending school in Panevėžys; returning home for holidays; Soviet occupation; being sent to school in Kaunas; receiving a letter from home instructing her not to return after German invasion; murders and violence in Kaunas; staying with a cousin; being saved from a mass killing by a non-Jewish janitor; ghettoization; learning from escapees of mass killings in the Seventh and Ninth Forts; her future brother-in-law's escape; volunteering to go to Kauen-Schanzen hoping to survive because of her labor; escaping while marching in town; a Lithuanian hiding her (he saved eleven other Jews, two Soviet POWS, and a Lithuanian who had been sentenced to death); liberation by Soviet troops; returning home with a cousin; and learning her family had been murdered in a mass killing. Ms. K. notes her rescuer's wife was recognized by Yad Vashem (he died in 1952) and the importance of speaking about the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
K., Miriam, 1924-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
Interview Date
July 13, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1169). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283428
Record last modified: 2017-01-13 16:52:00
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