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Rita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2322) interviewed by Ira Glick and Gitta Fajerstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2322

Videotape testimony of Rita K., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1935. She recalls being in their summer home when Germany invaded; living in the Piotrków ghetto; hiding with her sister outside the ghetto with assistance from family friends in 1941-1942; returning to her parents in the ghetto; cleaning up after the ghetto's liquidation; transfer with her family to a labor camp in 1943; separation from her father during a selection; deportation to Ravensbrück with her mother and sister in 1944; her mother stealing potatoes for them, without which they would not have survived; their transfer to Bergen-Belsen; and liberation by British troops. Mrs. K. describes hospitalization with her sister; learning their father had perished; recuperating with her mother and sister in Malmö, Sweden; living with an uncle in Brussels; and their emigration to the United States in 1950. She discusses her mother's chronic problems resulting from the war; her sister's fears; and being questioned, when she became a U.S. citizen, as a potential criminal since she had been a concentration camp inmate.

Author/Creator
K., Rita, 1935-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1993
Interview Date
January 31, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2322). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287324
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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