Anka R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3634)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- February 10, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Anka R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3634). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Anka R., who grew up in Warsaw, Poland, one of six children. She recalls her marriage in 1938; food shortages after German invasion; ghettoization; her husband and a friend building two attached bunkers; hiding with twenty-one others during round-ups; hiding there with her husband, his brother and sister, and others during the ghetto uprising; some leaving after the larger bunker was destroyed; using drains to obtain food from Poles; her husband negotiating with Poles who killed him; staying with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law in the drains for three more days; exiting to the house of a Pole who helped them; and the Polish uprising. Ms. R. notes they hid in the bunker for nine months and only she and her sister-in-law survived the war.