Mania K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1682) interviewed by Ira Glick and Sondra Kraft,
Videotape testimony of Mania K., who was born in Poland in 1919 and brought up in Starachowice. She describes antisemitic incidents in school; German invasion; her younger brother fleeing to the Soviet zone; fleeing to a nearby village for two weeks; working in a munitions factory in Starachowice camp with her sister (her father and brother were also there); assistance from a Jewish doctor when her sister had typhus; her brother being shot with others who had typhus; a public execution; the prisoner uprising; transfer to Auschwitz in June 1944 with her sister; transfer to Bergen-Belsen where conditions were much worse; contact with prisoners who were Jehovah's Witnesses; liberation by British troops; emigration to Canada in 1948; marriage; and moving to the United States in 1956. Mrs. K. discusses the importance to her survival of being with her sister and friends and deciding not to visit Bergen-Belsen when she was in Germany because it would be too upsetting.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Mania K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1682). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.