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Lee W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1176) interviewed by Anne Kaplan and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1176

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Lee W., who was born in Chrzanów, Poland in 1925. She recalls celebrating holidays with a large, extended family; German invasion in September 1939; ceasing school; forced labor; ghettoization; obtaining food from her father's non-Jewish friends; assisting her parents to escape from a deportation round-up; her parents hiding with non-Jews; deportation with her brother to Markstädt, then Klettendorf; receiving extra food from a supervisor; sending socks and gloves to her brother; transfer in July 1944 to Ludwigsdorf; slave labor in a munitions factory; smuggling bread with her friend for her barrack; liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945; meeting her future husband; traveling to Chrzanów, seeking relatives; learning her parents and brother were killed; finding an uncle; return of family possessions by the people who had hidden her parents; selling them to obtain food and medicine for her uncle; marriage; emigration to the United States in 1949; the births of two sons; raising them as traditional Jews; and sharing her story with them when they were old enough.
    Author/Creator
    W., Lee, 1925-
    Published
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
    Interview Date
    October 28, 1987.
    Locale
    Poland
    Chrzanów
    Chrzanów (Poland)
    Cite As
    Leo W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1176). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 53 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294822
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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