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Stella M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3182) interviewed by Michel Sobelman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3182

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    Videotape testimony of Stella M., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1930. She describes her wealthy and assimilated family; an antisemitic incident in school; cordial relations with non-Jews; vacationing in Rabka; German invasion; escaping east with her family for two months eluding the Germans; reaching Tarnów; deciding to return; obtaining a horse in Bochnia; expulsion, from their home; their maid hiding valuables for them; ghettoization in March 1941; non-Jewish friends sending them food; her father working as a ghetto policeman; his warning others of pending round-ups; liquidation of the children's home; transfer to Płaszów; her mother reporting her as two years older and always working next to her; Kommandant Amon Goeth abusing her uncle (he was the camp architect); the Rosner family playing music; random killings and public hangings; deportation of all children (she remained with her mother); her uncle arranging for her, her parents, and brother to be on “Schindler's list”; her father's and brother's transfer to Gross-Rosen (she never saw them again); transfer to Birkenau with her mother; hospitalization; a Jewish prisoner doctor caring for her; transfer to Brünnlitz with the other “Schindler women”; meeting Oskar Schindler; and liberation by Soviet troops. Ms. M. discusses prisoner relations in the camps; loss of her childhood; pervasive sadness for many years; and her atheism.
    M., Stella, 1930-
    Kraków, Poland : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    May 14, 1995.
    Kraków (Poland)
    Rabka (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Bochnia (Poland)
    Cite As
    Stella M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3182). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Sobelman, Michel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Polish.
    Related publication: Das Mädchen von der Schindler-Liste / Stella Müller-Madej ; aus dem Polnischer von Bettina Thorn. -- Augsburg : Ölbaum Verlag, c1994.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 12 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar effects.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Women. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Children. Jewish children in the Holocaust. Jewish ghettos. Jews--Poland--Kraków. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. Concentration camps--Sociological aspects. Forced labor. Concentration camps--Songs and music. Concentration camp inmates--Family relationships. Friendship. Mothers and daughters. Poland. Kraków (Poland) Rabka (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland) Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland) Bochnia (Poland) Oral histories (document genres) M., Stella,--1930- Göth, Amon,--1908-1946. Schindler, Oskar,--1908-1974. Birkenau (Concentration camp) Płaszów (Concentration camp) Brünnlitz (Concentration camp)

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