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Ann C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-340) interviewed by Minda Jaffe

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-340

Videotape testimony of Ann C., who was born in approximately 1925, the oldest of four children, and raised in Kłobuck, Poland. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; attending school; her father's beating by antisemites; German invasion; separation from a family friend who was taking her to a nearby farm; returning home; obtaining work on a German farm; the owners warning her of round-ups; her father's deportation (they never saw him again); ghettoization; hiding with her future husband and his sister during the ghetto's liquidation in June 1942; marriage; entering Kłobuck concentration camp; her two sisters and brother joining her; a round-up; escaping with several others; capture; one escapee's execution; deportation to Blechammer; transfer with her sisters to Langenbielau; slave labor in a factory; sharing food with her sisters; her sister-in-law's privileged position in the kitchen (she shared extra food with them); liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her husband; locating her brother and an uncle; her daughter's birth in Weiden displaced persons camp in 1946; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Ms. C. discusses the killing of her parents and many other relatives, and her postwar fears of not being able to live normally, or raise normal children.

Author/Creator
C., Ann, 1925?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
August 16, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ann C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-340). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.