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Fisher, Josey G.

Works: 6 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 962 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish  History 
Roles: Editor
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Most widely held works by Josey G Fisher
The Persistence of youth : oral testimonies of the Holocaust( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of fifteen first-person accounts of growing up during the Nazi era. The selections cover a broad range of personalities and circumstances. Included are testimonies from the daughter of an anti-Nazi German family, the son of a mixed marriage in Germany threatened with deportation, a German Gypsy who witnessed Mengele's experiments, a Polish Jewish girl saved by her teacher, a Prague teenager escaping to Denmark and Sweden, a Polish Jewish youth in communist Siberia, a partisan, an eleven-year-old in Auschwitz, a young Yiddish actress exiled to Tashkent, and a Polish
Persistence of Youth: Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust (Contributions to the study of world history, no. 32) by Pa.) Gratz College (Philadelphia( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holocaust testimony of Eva (nee Gerstl) Burns : transcript of audiotaped interview by Eva Gerstl Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eva Burns (nee Gerstl) was born in 1924 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where her father was a pediatrician and her mother a concert pianist. They lived a mostly secular life with some intermarriages in her mother's family. The German takeover of Czecholovakia in 1939 drastically affected their lives with her brother being sent to Kladno and the rest of the family to Theresienstadt. She refers to help from non-Jews. She was deported to Theresienstadt on November 17, 1942. She describes Theresienstadt as a "show" camp with books, a coffee house, and concerts. Eva was a part of a chorus preparing Verdi's "Requiem" and observed religious activities and humor. She was transported to Auschwitz in May 1944 and six weeks later to Christianstadt, a women's labor camp. There she helped sabotage grenades in the ammunition factory. She refers to the cruelty of the women S.S. guards. In February 1945 she escaped from a death march. Assuming a German identification, she worked in the Sudetenland, and then in spring 1945 she went to Prague where she worked for the family of an S.S. officer serving at the front. In May 1945, with the Czechoslovakian liberation near, she revealed her Czech identity. She married in November 1947 in Prague and immigrated to the U.S.A. in June 1948
Holocaust testimony of Rose Fine : transcript of audiotaped interview by Rose Fine( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[1] Rose Fine, nee Hollender, was born in Ozorkow, Poland in 1917 to an Orthodox Jewish family. Her father was a shochet. She briefly describes living conditions during the German occupation before and after the establishment of the Ozorkow Ghetto in 1941: health conditions, deportations, and her work in the ghetto hospital where children were put to starve to death. She refers to the behavior of the Volksdeutsche in Ozorkow and her mother's deportation to Chelmno where she was gassed to death. She witnessed the old and infirm deported in chloroform-filled Panzer trucks in March 1941 as well as the public hanging of ten Jews. She was transferred to the Lodz Ghetto in 1942 where she worked for Mrs. Rumkowski until she was deported to Auschwitz in August 1944. After one week, following selection by Dr. Mengele, she was transfered to the Freiberg, Germany airplane factory and later to Mauthausen in Austria, where she was liberated by the Americans in Spring 1945. She describes the birth of a baby girl (both mother and baby survived) just prior to liberation and help by a German farmer
Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive : from the period 1933-1950+( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Description of personal experiences of survivors, witnesses and liberators during the Holocaust and in the surrounding period, with particular attention paid to life conditions, persecution, particular manifestations of antisemitism, violence, Nazi crimes, incarcerations, atrocities, resistance and rescue operations. Contains about 800 files
Holocaust testimony of Sally Abrams : transcript of audiotaped interview by Sally Abrams( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sally Abrams was born in Lodz, Poland in 1916. She describes the pre-war Jewish community in Lodz and the first anti-Semitic restrictions. She and her family participated when the local Kehilla helped Polish Jews expelled from Germany. In September 1939 the German Army occupied Lodz and the persecutions, killings, and disposession of property began. She describes life in the ghetto, roundups and selections, especially of children. Rumkowski is mentioned and partially defended. She and her family survived in the Lodz Ghetto until 1944 when they were sent to Bergen-Belsen and later to Auschwitz. She escaped the gas chambers twice but her mother, child, and husband perished. She also describes being in a selection by Dr. Mengele. After Auschwitz she worked in the woods at Unterlitz, (Winter 1944) then in an ammunition factory, place unknown. She survived a death march to Gross-Rosen from where she was sent to an unnamed camp near Bergen-Belsen towards the end of the war in 1945. Allied forces liberated the camp, but she was stricken by typhus and evacuated to Sweden with the help of Count Folke Bernadotte. She describes a visit by King Gustav of Sweden while she was in a hospital there. After her recovery, she studied nursing in Sweden and married again in 1946. The family, now including two sons born in Sweden, emigrated to the U.S. in 1951
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The Persistence of youth : oral testimonies of the Holocaust
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