Zelda P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1039) interviewed by Frances Farben and Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 18, 1987.
- 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.
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.