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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.
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie)
Kraków (Poland)
Zgłobień (Poland)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
Bochnia (Poland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Budapest (Hungary)
Moča (Slovakia)
Bucharest (Romania)
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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