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Pearl B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2876) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2876

Videotape testimony of Pearl B., who was born in Rozwadów, Poland in 1921. She recalls attending school in Jastkowice; her mother's death when she was five; her father's remarriage; cordial relations with non-Jews; her oldest brother's emigration to the United States in 1939; German invasion; many fleeing to the Soviet zone; obtaining food illegally from local Poles; hiding family valuables with Polish neighbors; her father's and brother's deportation to a labor camp; their release after six months; being beaten by two Ukrainians; receiving help from a former teacher; a round-up of Jews in July 1942; being hidden by a Pole; obtaining false papers from a priest; volunteering for forced labor in Germany using the false papers; being taken to Sandomierz, then Częstochowa; transport to Grevenbroich; factory work; obtaining extra food working as a housekeeper; a severe illness which left her partially blind; working in Düsseldorf; regaining vision after a fall; being condemned to death for defying an SS order; bribing guards to release her; moving to Jülich; joining a labor brigade; being identified as an escapee; being saved when the executioner was killed in an Allied bombing; and liberation by United States troops.

Author/Creator
B., Pearl, 1921-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
March 16, 1994.
Locale
Poland
Rozwadów (Stalowa Wola, Poland)
Jastkowice (Poland)
Sandomierz (Poland)
Częstochowa (Poland)
Grevenbroich (Germany)
Düsseldorf (Germany)
Jülich (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Pearl B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2876). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289070
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:23:00
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