Still image from Thelma K. Holocaust testimony, January 30, 1984
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Thelma K. testimony 1984 [video recording]

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDTK8401_05_VA
Date of Recording30 January 1984

InterviewerHayden, Sandra
IntervieweeKoorland, Thelma
Duration1h 2m 0.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisThelma K. was born in Poland on February 8, 1927. She describes her family. Thelma describes being smuggled out of the ghetto and going into hiding in the country with the help of her uncle and his non-Jewish wife. Thelma recalls Russian liberation and returning to Warsaw. She discusses her illness after the war and being sent to Paris to recuperate with relatives. Thelma describes moving to South Africa in 1949 to live with a great aunt. She describes moving to London. She discusses her marriage and children. She discusses the difficulty of sharing her experience with relatives.  She discusses her identification as a survivor and her experience as a hidden child. 
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Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.