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Oral history interview with Sonia Brodecki

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.2 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0002

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Sonia Brodecki describes how she was in three concentration camps during the Holocaust, including camps in Kindabricka, Kletendorf, and Ludwigsdorf; how in Ludwigsdorf she made ammunition and her whole body was blue-green from the powder; how she was warned on May 7, 1945 that they were going to blow up the camp, but the Russians liberated them the next day; how she had kept up her hope in the camps by envisioning her return home; how she and three friends went to Waldenburg, Germany; going home and learning her immediate family was dead; details on how she felt when she first arrived in her home city; going to the displaced persons (DP) camp in Landsberg, Germany; knitting items in the DP camp to be sent to Israel; meeting her future husband in the DP camp and their courtship; how he wrote her poems; how they married after knowing each other three months; her wedding in the camp on December 21, 1945 and how people brought baked goods and played music; their initial legal marriage in Landshut, Germany; and how the wedding was like starting over again.

Interviewee
Zelda P. Brodecki
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1995 February 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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