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Hanna K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2847) interviewed by Henri Borlant and Rachel Wieviorka

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2847

Videotape testimony of Hanna K., who was born in Poland in 1925. She recounts her family's emigration to France due to antisemitism; living in Belleville, Montreuil, then Levallois, a leftist community; living with a cousin in Nantes and attending boarding school in 1939; her father's draft; German invasion; returning to Paris in May 1940; "discovering" she was Jewish; her father's arrest in October 1941; his internment in Drancy and deportation in May 1942 (he perished); hiding with her mother in Bois de Vincennes in July 1942 after being warned of a round-up by non-Jews; fleeing to Fontenay after a warning from the concierge; obtaining false papers; joining the Resistance in August; underground activities with Henri Krasucki; fleeing with her mother to Levallois, then to another town in April 1943; arrests of most of her Resistance colleagues; joining FTP; meetings with Marcel Rayman; transporting bombs and stealing weapons; frequent communist indoctrination; and liberation in August 1944. Mrs. K. describes becoming a Zionist; her mother's death in 1948; moving to Belgium in 1958; and returning to France in 1968. She discusses the importance to her survival of being with her mother and many incidents of Resistance activities.

Author/Creator
K., Hanna, 1925-
Published
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1994
Interview Date
March 11, 1994.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hanna K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2847). 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/4288947
Record last modified: 2012-09-11 09:28:00
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