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Linda P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1962) interviewed by Ann Estus and Pepi Brownstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1962

Videotape testimony of Linda P., who was born in Grodno, Poland (now Hrodna, Belarus) in 1931. She recalls an anti-Jewish riot in the mid 1930s; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; deportation to Treblinka; immediate transfer to Majdanek with 100 women, including her mother; slave labor sorting clothing of those who were exterminated; hospitalization for typhus; being saved by a nurse; transfer to Trawniki, then back to Majdanek in June 1944; a death march and train transport to Auschwitz/Birkenau; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in November 1944, then to Aschersleben; slave labor in an airplane factory; frequent Allied bombings; evacuation to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Częstochowa and Łódź; failing to find surviving relatives; moving to Badgastein displaced persons camp, then to Italy, hoping to emigrate to Israel; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mrs L. discusses questioning God's existence while in concentration camps.

P., Linda, 1931-
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992
Interview Date
January 24, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Linda P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1962). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.