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Clara C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2084) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2084

Videotape testimony of Clara C., who was born in Stryĭ, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1922. She recalls non-Jewish friends; studying in Kraków in 1936; becoming engaged; Soviet occupation; traveling with false papers to her fiancé's parents' in Nowy Targ via Tarnów; staying with her fiancé's sister; narrowly avoiding arrest (her brother-in-law and a woman were killed by Germans); briefly staying in Wiśnicz and Kraków; moving to the Bochnia ghetto in 1941; arrest while attempting to escape; bribery which resulted in her release; traveling to Kraków as a non-Jew; smuggling herself into Slovakia; reunion with her fiancé in Kežmarok; marriage in July 1943 in Bratislava; her husband's rescue of many Jewish children; hiding separately from her husband with a woman who knew she was Jewish; liberation by Soviet troops in April 1945; reunion with her husband (neither her parents nor four brothers survived); and emigration to the United States in 1948. Mrs. C. discusses her son's interest in the Holocaust and in her experiences in particular; her and her husband's reluctance to discuss their experiences; and recent willingness of others to talk about the Holocaust.

C., Clara, 1922-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
June 16, 1992.
Stryĭ (Ukraine)
Kraków (Poland)
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
Nowy Targ (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
Nowy Wiśnicz (Poland)
Kežmarok (Slovakia)
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Prague (Czech Republic)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Clara C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2084). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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