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Aneta W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2696) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2696

Videotape testimony of Aneta W., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1930 to an affluent and large, extended family. She recalls German invasion; briefly fleeing to Zgłobień; moving to L'viv; Soviet occupation; returning to Kraków; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups (they were warned by an SS-man for whom her mother made hats); sending her younger brothers to Bochnia; transfer with her mother to Płaszów after liquidation of the ghetto; burial of all the children who were killed in the ghetto; working with her mother at the Madritsche factory; volunteering for transfer to the Tarnów ghetto; forced labor; paying a Pole to help them escape; reunion with her brothers in Bochnia; smuggling themselves into Czechoslovakia; brief imprisonment in Prague; their release due to intervention from the Jewish council; illegal entry into Hungary; incarceration and release; traveling to Budapest; living in Moča as non-Jews; returning to Budapest; moving to Bucharest; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. W. recounts reunion with her father in Bucharest; emigration to Israel, then Australia; and the loss of many family members. She shows photographs and discusses her cousin's book which includes some of her story.

W., Aneta, 1930-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
December 23, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aneta W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2696). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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