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Dola K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4350) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4350

Videotape testimony of Dola K., who was born in Kraków, Poland in approximately 1929. She recounts her family's affluence and Zionism; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions including wearing an armband and expulsion from school; ghettoization two years later; deportations including her grandparents; continuing to study despite the hardships; a mass killing of children including many of her friends; her father obtaining forged American citizenship papers; imprisonment; deportation with her family, her father's siblings, and their families to Bergen-Belsen; placement in a section for foreigners; organized study groups; learning Hebrew and dancing; celebrating Hanukkah and Passover; and liberation from a train transport by United States troops. Ms. K. discusses the importance of studying and group activities to her survival; her mother's efforts to keep up their morale; and feeling more Jewish in Bergen-Belsen than before or after.

K., Dola, 1929?-
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
October 15, 1980.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dola K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.