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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-710

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    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.
    W., Mania, 1924-
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
    Interview Date
    January 18, 1986.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Mania W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-710). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tiebout, John, interviewer.
    Cronson, Esther, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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