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Ada A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1546) interviewed by Patricia Widenhorn and Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1546

Videotape testimony of Ada A., who grew up in Kraków, Poland. She recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; membership in a Zionist youth group; German invasion; her father fleeing east; learning he was killed; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization with her mother and grandmother in March 1941; her grandmother's death; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer with her mother to Płaszów in March 1943; separation from her mother (she never saw her again); transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau; assisting a friend; transfer to Lichtewerden; slave labor in a textile factory; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from Czechs en route home; moving to Linz displaced persons camp; working for UNRRA; marriage to a survivor; living in Munich for nine months, waiting for their United States quota; and emigration to the United States in 1948. Ms. A. notes sharing her experiences with her children; and reads from a translation of a diary that she wrote in camps.

Author/Creator
A., Ada, 1921-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
February 10, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ada A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1546). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.