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Zelda P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1039) interviewed by Frances Farben and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1039

Videotape testimony of Zelda P., who was born in Sighet, Romania in 1921, one of six children. She recalls her family's poverty; attending Catholic school; Hungarian occupation; working for an architectural firm; German occupation in 1944; her employers hiding her; leaving to join her family in the ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz; briefly seeing her sister; transfer to Nachtsheim; slave labor; friends helping her when she couldn't walk; transfer to Ravensburg; liberation by Soviet troops in April 1945; hospitalization until July; traveling to Bucharest; learning a brother and sister had survived; living in a displaced persons camp in Germany; marriage; her daughter's birth; moving to Wasserburg; assistance from the Joint; working for Quakers in Bad Aibling; emigration to the United States in 1951; and her sister's arrival in 1956 and her brother's in 1964. Ms. P. discusses physical and emotional illnesses resulting from her experiences; close relations with her siblings; not discussing their past, fearing nightmares; and shielding her daughter and grandchildren from her painful memories.

P., Zelda, 1921-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
May 18, 1987.
Sighet (Romania)
Wasserburg am Inn (Germany)
Bad Aibling (Germany)
Bucharest (Romania)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zelda P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1039). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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