Ann F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2612) interviewed by Milton Katz and S. Campbell
- Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
- Interview Date
- July 5, 1994.
- 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.
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.