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Miriam Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3802)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3802

Videotape testimony of Miriam Z., who was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1922, the youngest of six children. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; leaving school after eighth grade to help her mother at home; Hungarian occupation; her brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; her father's disbelief when a Polish refugee warned them to flee; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her parents; remaining with her four sisters; seeing their father once when he delivered food; transfer with her sisters to Stutthof, then another camp two weeks later; assignment to work in the kitchen of an underground munitions factory; receiving Red Cross packages; brief hospitalization; her sister stealing food to share with her; a death march; abandonment by the Germans in Gogolin; assistance from Polish villagers; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Kraków; assistance from the Joint; returning home via Łódź and Czechoslovakia; reunion with her brother; marriage in 1946; her daughter's birth in 1947; and emigration to Israel in 1950. Ms. Z. notes it was unusual that all of her siblings survived, and never sharing her experiences with anyone, including her daughter.

Author/Creator
Z., Miriam, 1922-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
October 26, 1995.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3802). 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/4383541
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:43:00
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