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Hana A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3020) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Pnina Goldfarb,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3020

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Hana A., who was born in Vilna (then Russia) in 1915. She recalls her marriage in 1936; her daughter's birth in 1939; Soviet occupation; German invasion; ghettoization; her husband being taken away (she never saw him again); a Polish neighbor who gave her food for her daughter; mass killings in Ponary, which included her mother and some siblings; a round-up of children, including her three-year-old daughter (she never saw her again); deportation with her sister and niece to Kaiserwald, then six months later to Dundangen; transfer to Dachau, then Bergen-Belsen; liberation; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; marriage in 1947; her son's birth in 1949; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. A. discusses sharing food with her relatives in camp; not wanting a child after the war, but being convinced not to have an abortion; guilt about her survival; sharing parts of her story with her son; and feeling others are not interested in her experiences.
    Author/Creator
    A., Hana, 1915-
    Published
    Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 30, 1994.
    Locale
    Lithuania
    Vilnius
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Russia
    Cite As
    Hana A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3020). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hoffman, Sanford, interviewer.
    Goldfarb, Pnina, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 43 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Husband Death.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290088
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4290088

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