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Hannah H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1571) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1571

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    Videotape testimony of Hannah H., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1924. She recalls attending public school and business school; celebrating Jewish holidays; German invasion; ghettoization with her family in the Srodula section; forced labor; hiding in a bunker during round-ups; her brother being caught and killed; foregoing an escape opportunity to save her parents from deportation (they were not released); deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; being shaved and tattooed; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer to a German camp in January 1945; liberation by the Red Cross in April; transfer to Visingsö, Sweden; working in Nässjö, then Norrköping; marriage in Stockholm; her daughter's birth; emigration to the United States in 1952 with assistance from an uncle; her second daughter's birth; and her husband's death in 1979. She discusses her enjoyment in life; the kindness of the Swedes; and not sharing her experience after seeing how it upset her Swedish hosts. She shows photographs and documents.
    H., Hannah, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    April 23, 1990.
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie)
    Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
    Visingsö (Sweden)
    Nässjö (Sweden)
    Norrköping (Sweden)
    Stockholm (Sweden)
    Cite As
    Hannah H. Holocaust Testimony (HV-1571). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.
    Alpert, Michael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Child survivors.

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