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Luna K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1095) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1095

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Luna K., who was born in Kraków, Poland, in 1926. Mrs. K. vividly portrays her childhood; her father's pro-German sympathies after serving in World War I in the Austrian army on the Russian front; prewar Polish antisemitism; conditions following the German invasion; being forced out of Kraków to a small village; and a Polish butcher who gave her family extra meat. She recounts being sent with her mother to the Kraków ghetto; working in a brush factory; losing contact with her father and sister (who were in a logging camp); liquidation of the ghetto; deportation to Płaszów in March 1943; witnessing a prisoner forced to hang his own son; narrowly escaping execution; transport to Skarżysko-Kamienna Werk C in late 1943; and their work with picric acid. She describes a Jewish foreman's refusal to recognize her illness; hospitalization after a German officer's intercession; transport to a HASAG plant in Leipzig; sabotaging machinery; forced marches around the city; liberation by Soviet troops; and escaping a Soviet soldier's attempt to rape her.
    Author/Creator
    K., Luna, 1926-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
    Interview Date
    July 5, 1988.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraków
    Kraków (Poland)
    Cite As
    Luna K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1095). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/982270
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:29:00
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