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Ita M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-396) interviewed by Rita Stonehill

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-396

Videotape testimony of Ita M., who was born in approximately 1928, and lived in Sosnowiec, Poland. She recounts having two brothers and two sisters; attending public and Jewish schools; German invasion; eviction from their apartment; her father's deportation for forced labor in Germany; ghettoization; forced labor manufacturing military uniforms; receiving food from Polish friends; deportation to Graeben; slave labor in a spinning factory for twelve hour shifts; receiving food from Soviet and Polish POWs; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in 1945; observing cannibalism; encountering her sister; contracting typhus; assistance from her sister; hospitalization; liberation by British troops; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; joining an uncle in Munich; emigration to the United States in 1947 to join an uncle; and living in a foster home after his death. Ms. M. notes the importance of being with her sister to her survival in Bergen-Belsen and not discussing her experiences with her children.

M., Ita, 1928?-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
August 3, 1984.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Ita M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-396). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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