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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2871

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jenny Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2871). 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/4288964
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:17:00
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