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Ann F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-455) interviewed by Michael Weiss

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-455

Videotape testimony of Ann F., who was born in 1925, in Zduńska Wola, Poland. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; attending a private Jewish school; German invasion; fleeing east; returning home; ghettoization; her father's Polish friends bringing them food; a public hanging; liquidation of the ghetto in 1942; separation from her family (she never saw them again); a suicide in the cattle train transfer to the Łódź ghetto; living with a cousin; a friend's family sharing food with her; transfer to Częstochowa in 1943; slave labor in a munitions factory; meeting her future husband; an older friend caring for her; transfer to Ravensbrück, Burgau, and Türkheim; a death march to Allach; liberation by United States troops in spring 1945; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp, with a cousin in Munich, and in Landsberg displaced persons camp; reunion with her boyfriend; marriage in 1946; her daughter's birth in 1947; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Ms. F. discusses difficulties sleeping and nervousness resulting from her experiences, and sharing her story with her daughter.

Author/Creator
F., Ann, 1925-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
August 30, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ann F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-455). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.