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Edith K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1545) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1545

Videotape testimony of Edith K., who was born in Kupno, Poland in 1929, the oldest of three children. She recounts her family's affluence; attending school in Kolbuszowa; her brother's death from illness; German invasion in 1939; eviction from their home; forced relocation to Głógow Małopolski; ghettoization weeks later; her father's former Polish employee smuggling her out of the ghetto; her parents and sister joining her at his home; leaving to hide in the forest, fearing exposure; relatives joining them; being attacked by partisans; separation from her sister and her aunt's family who were arrested and publicly executed; her parents sending her from the forest to live as a non-Jew with false papers; living as a housekeeper with a Polish family in Rzeszów; visiting her parents; a Polish woman who had helped her parents informing her they had been killed; living with that woman after the war; reunion with a distant cousin; visiting Kolbuszowa; living with another cousin in Mielec, then with friends in Bytom; traveling to Austria; living in Landsberg, then Prien displaced persons camps; emigration to the United States; living with a maternal aunt; and marriage. Ms. K. notes the killing of many relatives during the war.

Author/Creator
K., Edith, 1929-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
June 12, 1989.
Locale
Poland
Głogów Małopolski
Wojcieszów (Poland)
Kolbuszowa (Poland)
Rzeszów (Poland)
Głogów Małopolski (Poland)
Bytom (Poland)
Mielec (Poland)
Austria
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1545). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.