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Anna J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2051) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2051

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Anna J., who was born in Włocławek, Poland in 1924. She recalls family celebrations of Jewish holidays; cordial relations with non-Jews; rising antisemitism in the late 1930s; her father's emigration to Palestine in 1938 and return six months later; German invasion; deteriorating conditions; moving with her family to the Warsaw ghetto in 1940; severe overcrowding; selling her dowry for food; escaping with help from a non-Jewish woman from Włocławek; traveling to a village by train; a Jewish doctor operating on her severe infection; recovering with a friend's family; learning from a friend that her parents had been deported; deportation to Skarżysko-Kamienna; forced labor in a munitions factory; evacuation to Częstochowa; helping her sick friend; meeting her future husband; remaining there when the camp was evacuated; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Częstochowa; reunion with her future husband in Wieluń (none of her immediate family had survived); marriage; leaving Poland due to antisemitic violence; traveling to Marktredwitz via Czechoslovakia; childbirth; moving to Munich; and emigration to the United States.
    Author/Creator
    J., Anna, 1924-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 7, 1992.
    Locale
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Włocławek (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Wieluń (Łódź, Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Marktredwitz (Germany)
    Cite As
    Anna J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2051). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286086
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
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