Mila P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-111) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- February 23, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Mila P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-111). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Mila P., the fourth of five sisters, who was born in Chrzanów, Poland, in 1926. She tells of her prewar life in this poor town, where her father was a tailor; the German occupation and anti-Jewish activities which followed; and life under German occupation, until the beginning of deportations from Chrzanów in January, 1941. She relates her deportation, through Auschwitz to Ober Altstadt, a slave labor camp near Trautenau, Czechoslovakia. She describes the terrible conditions there, where, with three of her sisters, she worked in a factory until liberation by the Russians on May 9, 1945. (Her parents and ten-year-old sister did not survive). Mrs. P. also speaks of her lack of knowledge of the extermination of Jews until after the war; her children's interest in the Holocaust; and lasting feelings of guilt and shame.