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Etka W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-687) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-687

Videotape testimony of Etka W., who was born in Brzesko Nowe, Poland, in 1925. Mrs. W. speaks of her orthodox childhood in a small village; stealing into a church to observe a Catholic wedding; anti-Semitic measures after the German occupation; concealing her yellow star; her father's attempts to provide kosher meat to customers; and hiding with her family in late 1942 in the attic of a Polish farmer. She tells of another Jewish woman and child whom the farmer fed; almost being discovered when the farmer came under suspicion; staying in the attic until April 1945 (two months after liberation) to assure their safety; being warned of an impending murder attempt on her family in summer 1945; fleeing to Kraków; emigrating illegally with her older sister to Germany; marriage; her son's quarantine with measles when they arrived in America in 1951; her parents' and younger sister's emigration to Israel; present dreams about her experiences; and the importance to her that her grandchildren are being raised as religious Jews.

W., Etka, 1925-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
April 7, 1986.
Kraków (Poland)
Nowe Brzesko (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Etka W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-687). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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