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Ann F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2612) interviewed by Milton Katz and S. Campbell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2612

Videotape testimony of Ann F., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1925, one of nine children. She recalls a large, extended family; uncles emigrating to North and South America in the 1930s; antisemitic harassment; Catholic instruction in school; her mother's death; older siblings caring for her and younger ones; German invasion; burning of the synagogue and surrounding neighborhood; her father's death; ghettoization; deportation with one sister to Parschnitz; forced labor in the Hase textile factory; Czech civilians bringing them food; long roll calls in freezing weather; her younger sister's arrival; sharing "stolen" food; her younger sister's transfer when she was ill (they never saw her again); liberation after three years by Soviet troops; assistance from United States troops and the Joint; reunion with two brothers in Germany; living in Bergen-Belsen and Bad Nauheim displaced persons camps; meeting her future husband; and emigration to the United States. Ms. F. discusses returning to Poland with her children a few years ago at their request.

Author/Creator
F., Ann, 1925-
Published
Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
Interview Date
July 5, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies:b3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ann F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2612). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296902
Record last modified: 2014-05-16 15:00:00
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