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Anka R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3634)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3634

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.

R., Anka.
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.
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