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Lucia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2107) interviewed by Henry M. Strage

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2107

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.

Author/Creator
K., Lucia, 1929-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
October 28, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.