Erna Fridman manuscript, "The Long Way Home"
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ester Erna Shpegtner Fridman
Erna Fridman’s manuscript "The Long Way Home" consists of an English translation prepared in 1995 of the original Polish memoir Erna composed following the Holocaust and her return home to Kraków in 1945. The translation is by her daughter, Pazit Gat, and also includes poems by Fridman and photocopies of family photographs and Fridman's visit to Kraków in 1993. Erna’s narrative describes her memories from before the war, the German occupation of Poland, and life in the Kraków ghetto. She describes the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, her impressions of Amon Göth, learning about Auschwitz from Hungarian prisoners, the May 1944 deportation of children to Auschwitz, and two friends who were included on Schindler's list. She describes her deportation to Auschwitz and the horrible conditions there, multiple death marches, including to Ravensbrück and Leipzig, and her return to Kraków with her mother following liberation. Fridman’s memoir was published in Polish and Hebrew.
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