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Emina N. and Miriam W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-144)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-144

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of sisters Emina N. and Miriam W., who were born in Łódź, Poland. They describe their family of six siblings; anti-Semitic incidents in the 1930s; German invasion in 1939; forced labor; having to move to the ghetto; a variety of jobs there; and difficulties of life in the ghetto. They recall deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; Emina saving Miriam from selection; transfer to Birkenau; railroad transport to Harburg, a camp near Hamburg; removing brick rubble; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; the birth of a baby in their barrack the night before liberation; liberation by the British; Emina's obtaining medical help for Miriam who was near death from typhus; separation due to Miriam's hospitalization; finding each other after Emina thought Miriam had died; and finding their older sister in Landsberg. Each sister recalls specific incidents vivid in her own mind.
    Author/Creator
    N., Emina.
    Published
    Kansas City, Mo. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
    Interview Date
    1979.
    Locale
    Poland
    Łódź
    Łódź (Poland)
    Hamburg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Emina N. and Miriam W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-144). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    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 (48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Childbirth in concentration camps.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/992500
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
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