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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.
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.