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Edwarda P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-935) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Frances Proctor Cohen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-935

Videotape testimony of Edwarda P., a Roman Catholic who was born in Zabkowice, Poland in 1926. She describes the annexation of her town by Germany; the removal of Polish intelligentsia to Dachau; and life under German occupation. She recounts the arrest of her family, including herself, in February 1943; her internment and interrogation at Auschwitz for two months; and her transfer to Birkenau in April 1943. She tells of daily camp life there; medical experiments on prisoners; divisions of inmates; and the gas chambers. She relates the death march from Auschwitz in January 1945; her transfers to Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, and Bergen-Belsen; and her escape from Bergen-Belsen and liberation by United States soldiers. Mrs. P. also speaks of her postwar life in France, England, and the United States; her marriage to a Pole who was a prisoner of war in Germany; and a postwar visit to Poland and to Auschwitz.

Author/Creator
P., Edwarda, 1926-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
September 29, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edwarda P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-935). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.