Etka W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-687) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 7, 1986.
- 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.
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.