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Raquel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3159) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3159

Videotape testimony of Raquel F., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1928. She recalls attending a Jewish school; antisemitic harassment by Polish children; her father's emigration to Argentina in 1938; German invasion; ghettoization; forced factory labor with her mother; joining a Zionist youth group; sharing food and caring for each other; deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her mother and brother; remaining with a friend; their transfer to another camp; slave labor manufacturing airplane radios; Allied bombings; walking to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization in Belsen and Hamburg; reunion with her brother; communication from their father; joining him in Argentina via Uruguay in 1947; marriage; and her father's remarriage. Mrs. F. discusses relations between national groups in the camps; the importance to her survival of luck, youth, and a strong will; and sharing memories of the war years with her brother. She is briefly joined by her daughter.

Author/Creator
F., Raquel, 1928-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
Interview Date
June 19, 1994.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Raquel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3159). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290831
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:33:00
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