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Mania W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-710) interviewed by Esther Cronson and John Tiebout

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-710

Videotape testimony of Mania W., who was born in Łódź, Poland, one of six children. She recalls her large, extended family; their textile businesses and affluence; holiday and Sabbath gatherings; German invasion; fleeing with her father, brother, and one sister to Warsaw; returning home; ghettoization; forced labor; starvation; hiding during round-ups; a neighbor saving her baby sister during a selection; her father's death; her work manager supplying extra food when she was sick; deportation with her family to Auschwitz in August 1944; remaining with one sister (the others did not survive); transfer three days later to Mühlhausen; slave labor in a munitions factory; not revealing they were sisters; a death march to Bergen-Belsen; liberation; hospitalization; transfer with her sister to Sweden with assistance from the Red Cross; hospitalization for tuberculosis until 1950; marriage to a survivor in 1951; her son's birth; emigration to the United States; and her daughter's birth in 1957. Ms. W. discusses previously not sharing her story, even with her husband and children, wanting to leave her memories behind.

Author/Creator
W., Mania, 1924-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
January 18, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mania W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-710). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294099
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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