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Frieda P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2943) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2943

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    Videotape testimony of Frieda P., who was born in Katowice, Poland in 1919. She recounts her father's early death; moving with her family to Sędziszów, then Sosnowiec; antisemitic harassment by other children; German occupation; anti-Jewish measures; arranging a job for her mother with assistance from a German woman; her mother's deportation (she never saw her again); transfer to Mysłowice (Fürstengrube), then Gräditz; public hangings; assistance from a German soldier; sharing food with her fellow prisoners; slave labor in an ammunition factory; transfer to Langenbielau; forced labor at looms; liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945; living in Reichenbach; marriage in Munich; emigration in 1949 to the United States; and her daughter's birth in 1952. Mrs. P. notes permanent damage from the war years as well as several miscarriages.
    P., Frieda, 1919-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    November 8, 1993.
    Katowice (Poland)
    Sędziszów (Poland)
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
    Dzierżoniów (Poland)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Frieda P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2943). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gorenstein, Gabriel, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

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