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Jenny Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2871) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein and Faye Geiger,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2871

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Jenny Z., who was born in Działoszyce, Poland. She recalls living in Dąbrowa Górnicza; hostility toward Jewish businesses; German invasion; hiding in Czeladź; arrest; incarceration in Sosnowiec; transfer to Oberaltstadt where she met her two sisters; slave labor in a textile factory; frequent selections; enduring prolonged appels; her younger sister's transfer (she did not survive); a Red Cross visit; severe punishment when her diary was discovered; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; a hostile response from the local Poles; meeting her future husband who was also a survivor; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; and their emigration to the United States. Mrs. Z. discusses sharing her experiences with her daughter and granddaughter.
    Author/Creator
    Z., Jenny.
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 13, 1994.
    Locale
    Poland
    Działoszyce (Poland)
    Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland)
    Czeladź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Jenny Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2871). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gorenstein, Gabriel, interviewer.
    Geiger, Faye, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288964
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:23:00
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