Lucia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2107) interviewed by Henry M. Strage
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- October 28, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lucia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2107). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lucia K., who was born in Rajcza, Poland in 1929, one of five children. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; attending a Polish school; participating in a Zionist youth group; antisemitic violence; emigration of aunts to Mexico, Palestine, and London; German invasion; forced labor; forced relocation to Sucha; ghettoization; a selection in July 1942; separation from her parents and youngest brother (she never saw them again); deportation with sixty others from her town to Freiberg; separation from her brother; slave labor in a fabric factory; civilian workers giving them extra food; return of her brother; smuggling food and shoes to him; transfer to another fabric factory; a death march; helping her oldest sister walk; sharing a dream of her mother to inspire her sisters to keep going; arrival at Kratzau; starvation, disease, and severe beatings; a nurse assisting her; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from the Red Cross; returning to Poland with her sisters and two cousins; her brother's return; her sister's marriage; emigration in November 1945 to join her aunt in London; marriage six months later; and her sister's emigration to Israel. Ms. K. discusses remaining Orthodox and shows photographs.