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Hana P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4176)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4176

Videotape testimony of Hana P, who was born in 1927, one of eight children in an orthodox family. She recounts living in Będzin, Poland; attending a Jewish school; antisemitism immediately before the war; German invasion; soldiers beating her father and cutting off his beard; her family's deportation; her deportation to Grünberg; slave labor in a textile factory; a death march to Neusalz; becoming depressed; several prisoners committing suicide; a death march to Ravensbrück, then Flossenbürg one month later; her friend sharing extra bread; train transfer to Auschwitz, then Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization in Sweden; illegal emigration by ship to Palestine; incarceration in Cyprus; marriage; her husband's military draft; reunion with two sisters; emigrating to Australia to join her husband's brother; returning to Israel in the 1970s; and her husband's recent death. Ms. P. discusses fasting on Yom Kippur and praying in camps; nightmares resulting from her experiences; continuing to believe in God; and sharing her experiences with her children and grandchildren.

Author/Creator
P., Hana, 1927-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
Interview Date
May 25, 2000.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hana P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4176). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.