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Celia D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2549) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2549

Videotape testimony of Celia D., who was born in Płock, Poland. She recalls her affluent childhood; withdrawing from school due to antisemitic harassment; German invasion in September 1939; fleeing with her brother to Gąbin; returning home; ghettoization; receiving food from non-Jewish friends; forced labor; fleeing with her father and brother to Warsaw; her father's death from cancer; returning home with her brother in spring 1940; a round-up including two younger brothers; deportation with her mother and other siblings to Soldau-Działdowo in winter 1941; transport to Stopnica ten days later; slave labor as an agricultural worker; her sister's death; her younger sister being shot in front of her by an SS guard; transfer with her boyfriend to Skarżysko-Kamienna; witnessing a prisoner giving birth (the infant was killed to save the mother); slave labor in a munitions factory; assistance from a former neighbor who was influential in the camp; visits from her boyfriend; assistance during illnesses from her former neighbor; learning her boyfriend had been selected for death; public hangings; transfer to Leipzig; a death march in April 1945; and abandonment by guards. Ms. D. reflects that she "died" in the camps and is not the same person she was before.

Author/Creator
D., Celia.
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1992
Interview Date
May 26, 1992.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Celia D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2549). 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/4287875
Record last modified: 2016-02-03 14:10:00
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