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Teresa P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3161) interviewed by Anka Grupinska,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3161

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    Videotape testimony of Teresa P., a non-Jew, who was born in Zapusta, Poland in 1921. She describes her family's estate; attending a convent boarding school in Warsaw; no contact with Jews; German invasion; expropriation of their estate; moving to Warsaw; befriending a Jewish woman; ghettoization in October 1940; clandestine visits to her friend in the ghetto; smuggling in food and medicine; persuading her friend to leave the ghetto; smuggling her out using another friend's document; finding housing and jobs for her; finding a Jewish child in the street; hiding her in a convent; hiding a Jewish man, her brother's underground (Armia Krajowa) colleague, in her home in Skolimów (Konstancin-Jeziorna); and her brother's execution for underground activities (A.K.). Ms. P. discusses Polish underground groups, especially Armia Krajowa, helping Jews; various Polish attitudes toward Nazi treatment of Jews; Polish collaborators; Poles who helped Jews, risking the death penalty; media reporting of Jewish suffering; limited knowledge of the extermination camps during the war; Jewish fighters in the underground; the ghetto uprising in 1943; the Warsaw uprising in 1944; specific crimes of some Polish underground members; and Polish-Jewish relations. She reflects on the moral implications of choices people made during the war.
    P., Teresa, 1921-
    Warsaw, Poland : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    July 9, 1994.
    Zapusta (Poland)
    Konstancin-Jeziorna (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Teresa P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3161). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Grupińska, Anka, interviewer.
    Related publication: Zarys dziejów Żydów w Polsce w latach 1939-1945 / Teresa Prekerowa. -- Warszawa : Wydawn. Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, c1992.
    Related publication: Konspiracyjna Rada Pomocy Żydom w Warszawie 1942-1945 / Teresa Prekerowa. -- Warszawa : Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, c1982.
    Related publication: Those who helped : Polish rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust / Izabella Borowicz, managing editor ; Teresa Prekerowa, introd. ; translation Anna Syska, Peter Martyn. -- Warszawa : Mako, c1993-
    This testimony is in Polish.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hrs., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.

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