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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-144

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.

N., Emina.
Kansas City, Mo. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Emina N. and Miriam W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-144). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.