Mania K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1682) interviewed by Ira Glick and Sondra Kraft
- 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.
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.