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Helen M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2063) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Pam Goodman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2063

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    Videotape testimony of Helen M., who was born in Przytyk, Poland in 1920. She recalls German invasion; forced relocation to Wierzbica; forced labor; escaping to local partisans; being hidden by a Polish farmer; the farmer asking her to leave fearing exposure; moving to another farm, then Szydłowiec; hiding during a round-up; arrest; escaping by bribing a policeman; learning her older brother was killed; hiding with a Polish man; traveling to Radom; entering the ghetto; forced labor in Ostrowiec; transfer to Auschwitz; separation from her younger brother (she never saw him again); evacuation to Gebhardsdorf in November 1944; a death march to Kratzau, then Georgenthal; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. M. describes her return to Poland; futile efforts to find family; joining her aunt in Prague; moving to Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage; emigration to the United States in 1949; and discussing her experiences with her children. Mrs. M. shows photographs.
    M., Helen, 1920-
    New York, N. Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 5, 1992.
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
    Przytyk (Poland)
    Weirzbica (Poland)
    Szydłowiec (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Helen M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2063). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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