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Doris K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1557) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1557

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    Videotape testimony of Doris K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1919. She recalls two brothers emigrating to Palestine in 1937 and 1938; active participation in Noʻar ha-Tsiyoni; ghettoization with her parents and brother in 1940; cultural activities; severe hunger; her father encouraging them; deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her family (she never saw her parents again); transfer six weeks later to Glogau; slave labor digging anti-tank ditches; a death march; escaping in Resko with a friend who encouraged her to go on; assistance from a local woman; liberation by Soviet troops in Resko; hospitalization in Sulechów; returning to Łódź; marriage; reunion with her brother; emigration to the United States; and health problems related to her experiences. Ms. K. reads poetry she wrote about her experiences and shows photographs.
    K., Doris, 1919-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    August 8, 1990.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Resko (Poland)
    Sulechów (Zielona Góra, Poland)
    Cite As
    Doris K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1557). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.
    Kalifowicz-Waletsky, Rayzl, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.

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