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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2943

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Frieda P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2943). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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