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Else D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3036) interviewed by Fay Davis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3036

Videotape testimony of Else D., who was born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. She describes moving to Kraków at age twenty-five; German invasion; ghettoization; round-ups in the ghetto; transfer to Płaszów (her husband perished there); random killings and public executions; being placed on Oskar Schindler's list due to her cousin's influence; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau, then to Brünnlitz, with the other women on Schindler's list; knitting socks to trade for extra food; liberation by Soviet troops; staying briefly in Prague; returning to Bielsko-Biała; difficulties reclaiming family property; emigrating to Canada in 1948; marriage; and sharing her experiences with her children. She notes the importance to her survival of remaining with her cousin.

Author/Creator
D., Else.
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
June 1, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Else D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.