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Jeanette E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1181) interviewed by Joan Bang and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1181

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Jeanette E., who was born in Myszków, Poland in 1923. She recalls antisemitic harassment; attending boarding school in Częstochowa; German invasion; confiscation of her father's coal mine; moving to the Zawiercie ghetto; forced labor with her sister in a camp; joining her family in the Sosnowiec ghetto; forced labor in the Będzin ghetto; obtaining false papers; hiding during a round-up; escaping to the Kamionka ghetto; being hidden by her future husband; their escape with help from the underground; hiding in bunkers; being smuggled to Hungary with help from Poles and No'ar ha-Tsiyioni; marriage; their arrest in Baja; separation from her husband (they informed her he died); transfer to Budapest; escaping; reconnecting with No'ar ha-Tsiyoni; being smuggled to Arad; arrest; escaping to Bucharest; embarking for Palestine; debarkation in Istanbul since her baby was due; her son's birth; traveling to Palestine in December 1944; learning her husband was alive; joining him in Munich; and their emigration to the United States in 1951. Ms. E. notes sharing her history with her older son, but stopping after he told her it made him cry; her other children not wanting to hear, but her younger son later showing interest; and difficulty telling him after years of silence.
    Author/Creator
    E., Jeanette, 1923-
    Published
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
    Interview Date
    November 17, 1987.
    Locale
    Poland
    Zawiercie
    Będzin
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie)
    Kamionka
    Myszków (Poland)
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Zawiercie (Poland)
    Baja (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Arad (Romania)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Istanbul (Turkey)
    Palestine
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Jeanette E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1181). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bang, Joan, interviewer.
    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., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Hiding.
    Bunkers.
    Mutual aid.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294842
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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