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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1176

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Leo W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1176). 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/4294822
Record last modified: 2014-05-01 09:59:00
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