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Regina P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2272) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Louise Goodman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2272

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    Videotape testimony of Regina P., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1925. She recalls her comfortable childhood; German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; ghettoization; working in a brush shop; one sister's deportation to Treblinka; a Passover seder; hiding in bunkers during the uprising; deportation with her family to Majdanek; separation from her father; transfer ten weeks later with her sister to Auschwitz (her mother remained in Majdanek); digging ditches; separation from her pregnant sister (she never saw her again); her emotional state during selections; working in potato fields and sorting clothing; public hanging of a barrack mate who tried to escape; being interrogated after the Sonderkommando uprising; the death march to Gleiwitz in January 1945; transfer to Ravensbrück, then Malchow; a German guard assisting her to escape from the death march from Malchow; and liberation by United States troops on April 16, 1945. Mrs. P. describes traveling with her girlfriend to Frankfurt; marriage in the Landsberg displaced persons camp; and emigrating to the United States in 1949. She reflects on claustrophobia resulting from her war experiences; the importance of friendship and mutual aid to her survival; dreams of her grandfather and sisters; and sharing her experience with her children.
    P., Regina, 1925-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1992
    Interview Date
    April 23, 1992.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Cite As
    Regina P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2272). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Zelda, interviewer.
    Goodman, Louise, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Jewish ghettos Religious life and customs.

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