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Shirley W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-23) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-23

Videotape testimony of Shirley W., who was born in Poland circa 1924. She tells of the German occupation and describes the massacres of Jews which followed. Her mother, grandmother, and older sister were killed during this time. Mrs. W. explains that by hiding in a bunker, she, her father, and her younger sister were able to avoid deportation from the ghetto to which they were confined. She relates their experiences in hiding, first in the countryside surrounding the ghetto, and later in the forest where they lived with the partisans. Mrs. W. also mentions spending four years after the war in Germany, where she married another survivor, and where her son was born; and her emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
W., Shirley, 1924-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
February 16, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shirley W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-23). 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/616777
Record last modified: 2015-01-21 11:56:00
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