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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-687

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    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)
    Cite As
    Etka W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-687). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 7 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.

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