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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3036

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków
    Bielsko-Biała (Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Else D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Davis, Fay, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290120
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:54:00
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