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Celia L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1721) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1721

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    Videotape testimony of Celia L., who was born in Biała Podlaska, Poland in 1922. She recalls her father's Hasidism; brief Soviet invasion; not fleeing when the Soviets left because her father thought the war would end soon; forced labor under German occupation; transfer to the Międzyrzec Podlaski ghetto; a warning from a German about an impending round-up; hiding; deportation with her family to Majdanek; separation upon arrival (they did not survive); slave labor; transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna; improved conditions; transfer to Częstochowa; a Polish worker offering to hide her; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Łódź; living in Landsberg and Föhrenwald displaced persons camps; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. L. shows photographs and a ring she received as a gift in Skarżysko.
    L., Celia, 1922-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    April 23, 1990.
    Międzyrzec Podlaski
    Biała Podlaska (Poland)
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Celia L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1721). 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., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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