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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2884

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mira K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2884). 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/4289088
Record last modified: 2013-11-11 14:20:00
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