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Millie W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-134) interviewed by Avi Nutkevich and Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-134

Videotape testimony of Millie W., who was born in Radom, Poland, in 1927. Vividly depicting individuals within her community, Mrs. W. remembers her religious childhood, living separately from the Poles; widespread hunger before the war; the German bombing of Poland in 1939; the formation of the Radom ghetto in 1943; daily life in the ghetto, including sustaining relationships and marriages; and her slave labor in an ammunition factory. She notes the precocity of young children in the face of death, giving striking examples from her own experience. She relates the loss of several family members who went with the first transport to Auschwitz; her own arrest and beating by the Sicherheitsdienst; and the death march from Radom to Tomaszów Mazowiecki, from where she was taken to Auschwitz. She describes conditions in Auschwitz and her relationship with her aunt; her transfer with a labor transport to Lippstadt in December 1944; and her return to Auschwitz a few months later. Mrs. W. also recalls the death march from Auschwitz; her liberation and postwar illness and despair; achieving her postwar goal of bearing children; and her recurrent dreams.

Author/Creator
W., Millie, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
August 1, 1981.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Millie W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-134). 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/617036
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:31:00
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