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Mira K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2884) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2884

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Mira K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1916, one of eight children. She recalls being the only unmarried child; German invasion; her fiancé fleeing (she never saw him again); ghettoization; assistance from non-Jewish, former customers; losing relatives during round-ups, including children; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from all the family except one niece; being shot; transfer to Oederan ten weeks later; forced labor in a munitions factory; hospitalization; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization; difficultly recovering; traveling to Landsberg displaced persons camp; finding a nephew (her only other surviving relative); several hospitalizations; emigration to the United States in 1949 to join aunts and her niece; marriage; and becoming a nurse. Ms. K. notes she and her niece saved each other by remaining together; continuing illness resulting from her experiences; and all of her relatives who were killed. She shows documents and photographs.
    Author/Creator
    K., Mira, 1916-
    Published
    Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1993
    Interview Date
    April 29, 1993.
    Locale
    Poland
    Łódź
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Mira K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2884). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.
    Notes
    Associated material: Bela K. Holocaust testimony [niece] (HVT-2885), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    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., 42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289088
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
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