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Vladka M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-195) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-195

Videotape testimony of Vladka M., who was born in Warsaw, Poland. She speaks of her prewar family life; the beatings of her father and brother by the German police; and the establishment of the Warsaw ghetto in November 1940. She recalls her involvement in a socialist youth organization which was forming illegal groups; her job as an underground courier between Warsaw and Tomaszów Mazowiecki, a nearby ghetto; the establishment of an illegal Jewish cultural group in the Warsaw ghetto; and the maintenance of illegal schools and public kitchens there. She discusses the Judenrat; the Jewish police; the deaths from disease in the ghetto; the deportations to Treblinka; and the consequent "wild ghetto" section, presumed to be uninhabited. She recalls the selection of her mother, sister, and brother for deportation; her involvement in the resistance movement as the ghetto's representative on the Polish side; and the circumstances under which she met her present husband.

M., Vladka, 1921-2012.
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
Interview Date
February 19, 1983.
Warsaw (Poland)
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Vladka M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-195), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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