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Ann B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1955) interviewed by Lidya Osadchey and Larry Steinfeld

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1955

Videotape testimony of Ann B., who was born in Chrzanów, Poland in 1928. She recalls an idyllic childhood in a large, extended family; German invasion; briefly fleeing with her family, then returning home; anti-Jewish restrictions; two brothers being taken to a labor camp; their weekend visits in 1941; ghettoization; hiding with her parents and remaining brother during round-ups; forced factory labor with her mother; replacing her mother when she was sick; a public hanging in 1942; separation from her parents during the ghetto's liquidation in February 1943 (she never saw them again); deportation to Sosnowiec, Gogolin, and Klettendorf; receiving food from a Polish man; sharing it with her cousin; learning that her brothers were in the male camp; transfer with her cousin to Ludwigsdorf; working at an underground ammunition factory; transfer to Görlitz; and liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945. Mrs. B. describes traveling to Trzebinia, then Chrzanów, with her cousin; reunion with her brothers; their journey to Reichenbach; living in Marktredwitz; emigration to the United States; and marriage. Mrs. B. shows family photographs and discusses a recent trip to Poland.

Author/Creator
B., Ann, 1928-
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
April 29, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ann B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1955). 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/4285389
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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