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Esther P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-523) interviewed by Donna Yanowitz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-523

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Esther P., who was born in approximately 1925, one of ten children. She recounts living in Kolochava, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine); attending boarding school in Khust; her father's death in 1938; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; forced relocation with her mother and four sisters to Sokirnitsa; their deportation to Auschwitz a month later; separation from her mother; efforts to stay together with her sisters; transfer after three months to Stutthof, then Bromberg; slave labor digging ditches; sharing food with her sisters; brutal treatment by guards and passing Hitler Youth; switching places with her sister who was assigned to a punishment barrack; hospitalization; a death march; abandonment by the guards; liberation by Soviet troops; transfer to Bydgoszcz, then Częstochowa; returning to Czechoslovakia; reunion with her brother; staying with her sister who was hospitalized in Romania; returning to Prague; living with her sisters in Ústí nad Labem; marriage; her son's birth; emigration to Canada; and assisting her sisters emigrate to North America. Ms. P. discusses the importance of her faith, hope, and remaining with her sisters to her survival; nightmares and health problems resulting from her experiences; and not sharing her story with her children because she always cried, which upset them.
    Author/Creator
    P., Esther, 1925?-
    Published
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
    Interview Date
    January 22, 1985.
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Kolochava (Ukraine)
    Khust (Ukraine)
    Sokyrnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Bydgoszcz (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Romania
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic)
    Canada
    Cite As
    Esther P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-523). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Yanowitz, Donna, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293931
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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