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Millman, Edith 1924-

Works: 11 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 11 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Music  History 
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Most widely held works about Edith Millman
Most widely held works by Edith Millman
Holocaust testimony of Alex Krasheninnikow : transcript of audiotaped interview by Alex Krasheninnikow( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the German invasion in 1941, his family was hidden in the attic of Vassily and Ina Baranovski in Darnitsa, near Kiev. Gold jewelry was exchanged for food and shelter until November 1943 when their hideout was discovered and their protectors were shot. Alex and his parents were sent by freight car to Brätz concentration camp near Schwiebus. Watchtband guards beat them with clubs and separated men from women. Food shortages, cold barracks and arduous road building are mentioned, and the daily gymnastic regime of forced running for hours is detailed
Holocaust testimony of Maryan Filar : transcript of audiotaped interview by Maryan Filar( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Supervisor who transferred him to an easy job to protect his hands. As the war front moved near, he was sent with other prisoners by train to Bautzen and then on a death march to Nicksdorf (Mikulasovice) in Czechoslovakia. After liberation, he performed in concerts throughout western Europe and toured Israel, playing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra during the waar in 1956. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1950, where he played with many American orchestras, headed the piano department at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and joined the faculty at Temple University. After retirement, he taught privately and judged international piano competitions
Holocaust testimony of Sybil Niemöller von Sell : transcript of audiotaped interview by Sybil von Sell Niemöller( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sybil Niemöller (maiden name von Sell) was born in 1923 in Potsdam into an aristocratic Prussian family. Both her grandfathers were Prussian generals. After World War I her father was appointed by Kaiser Wilhelm to be his financial advisor and administrator. She grew up in Berlin-Dahlem where she had several Jewish friends. Her parents were strongly anti-Nazi. The family attended the Confessing Church which was led by their friend Pastor Niemöller. This church was founded as counterpart against the Christian German Church which had embraced Nazi ideology. Because she did not belong to the Hitler Youth she was prevented from graduating high school and became an actress. During the war her parents sheltered several Jews, disguised as seamstresses and gardeners. Two of her cousins, Werner von Haeften (who was adjutant to Count von Staufenberg) and Hans Bernd von Haeften were involved in the attempt on Hitler's life in 1944 and were executed. Both Sybil and her father were also arrested and interrogated at that time, but released. She arrived in the United States in 1952, became a U.S. citizen in 1957, and married Pastor Martin Niemöller. She accompanied him on his lecture tours but made their home in Wiesbaden, Germany. She describes his suffering as "Hitler's special prisoner" when he was incarcerated in Sachsenhausen and later in Dachau
[Edith Millman]( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holocaust testimony of Raoul Harmelin : transcript of audiotaped interview by Raoul Harmelin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raoul Harmelin, the only son of a doctor, born September 11, 1924 in Boryslaw, Poland, received both a secular and a Jewish education. He talks about pre-war life in Boryslaw whose main industry was oil refineries, and life under German and Russian occupations. Raoul describes life under the Germans after June, 1941, including pogroms, anti-Jewish measures, attitude of the local population, and formation of forced labor battallions organized by the Judenrat. He describes a series of Aktions (roundups and mass murders of Jews) from November 1941 to 1943, and the murder of 600 Jews in Doly in great detail. Some were conducted by a German Vernichtung Kommando under General Katzman. Polish and Ukrainian locals, Austrians in the Schutz Polizei and Reiterzugpolizei, the Polish Kriminalpolizei, and Jews in the Ordnungsdienst all helped to round up Jews. Jews were sent to a camp at Ulica Janowska in Lwow or to forced labor in local industry, most were transported to and murdered in Belzec. Raoul escaped from a roundup where he witnessed the murder of an infant and a young girl. His father continued to work because Jewish doctors were needed to treat the citizens of Boryslaw. One of his patients hid Raoul and his mother. A ghetto was established but was liquidated after a forced labor camp for Jews was opened in 1943. Jews who could not hide were eliminated or worked as slave laborers in the Zwangsarbeitslager in Boryslaw. Raoul and other Jews who worked in connection with the war effort had some degree of protection. He got news from London via radio and from an underground paper published by Armia Krajowa (Home Army). A Ukrainian acquaintance hid 13 Jews, including Raoul and his parents from March 13, 1944 to August 8, 1944, when the Russians came back. He describes postwar life under Russian occupation, including two arrests and escape to Breslaw. He and his parents decided to leave Poland after a pogrom in Kielce. After a stay in Paris, aided by HIAS, they arrived in Sydney, Australia in November 1947. He was able to bring his new wife and her parents to Australia later. He talks about his life in and adjustment to Australia after a very difficult beginning. He closes by naming relatives on both sides of his family who were killed or survived, and reflects on the actions of non-Jews during the Holocaust
Holocaust testimony of Gabriella Braun Truly : transcript of audiotaped interview by Gabriella Braun Truly( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gets a job first knitting for commandant Hoess, then filing in the personnel building. She was told permits to go to Israel had mysteriously come to Auschwitz, but nothing happened. On January 18, 1944, she was taken on a 3 day death march, and then near Ravensbruck, where she saw her mother for the last time. Next, they were taken to Malchow where she later met up with the younger sister of her sister-in-law. Eventually, she came to Krivitz and witnessed rape by Russian soldiers. Three brothers and one sister with two children also survived. At last she went to Prague, where in 1948 she left for New York to live with a brother. She married an American-born Jew and remained in New York
Holocaust testimony of Vera Neuman Otelsberg : transcript of audiotaped interview by Vera Neuman Otelsberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vera Otelsberg, nee Neuman, was born in 1924 in Bielitz (Bielsko-Biala), Poland. Her family was wealthy, her father was an industrialist who owned several factories and a mill. Her mother died when she was a young child and she was brought up by a nanny. The family was not religious, attended synagogue only on the High Holidays. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she escaped to Warsaw with her older sister, her sister's family. Her sister's whole family were able to buy visas to South America and left in 1940 while Vera stayed in the Warsaw Ghetto with her sister's mother-in-law. She was able to get some money through a relative on the Aryan side of Warsaw. She worked at the Toebbens factory but later was able to escape from the Ghetto. She lived on the outside on false papers, worked as a maid in a German household and later, in a village, listened to the radio illegally and translated the reports into Polish for an underground paper. She describes life in Sochaczew before and during the retreat of the Germans and the killing of German soldiers by the advancing Russians. When Bielitz was liberated, she returned home with help from Russian Jewish officers. Her father had perished in Lemberg. Eventually she married, had a daughter and in 1957 moved to Montevideo, Uruguay. She describes several instances of help from Poles and Germans
Holocaust testimony of Rita Brauner Harmelin : transcript of audiotaped interview by Rita Brauner Harmelin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rita Harmelin, nee Brauner, was born June 17, 1925 in Bucharest, Romania to Polish-born parents who returned to Poland in 1931. The family moved to Boryslaw, an oil town. She describes her secular and religious education and interactions with local Poles and Ukrainians. Rita describes life under Russian occupation September, 1939. Rita's memories of the German invasionof Boryslaw, June, 1941 include efforts of local Ukrainians to save Jews. She focuses on successive waves of pogroms encouraged by Germans and carried out by local Poles and Ukrainians. A Jewish quarter or ghetto was
Holocaust testimony of Lillian (Lili) Kupferberg Wishnefsky : transcript of audiotaped interview by Lillian (Lili) Kupferberg Wishnefsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lillian (Lili) Wishnefsky, nee Kupferberg, was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in December 1929. Her father was a merchant and her mother a professional pianist. She attended public school until fourth grade when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. She describes the formation of the Sosnowiec ghetto in 1941, the confiscation of her father's factory, her clandestine education, life in the ghetto and deportations. After one and a half years in the ghetto, her family was moved to Srodula ghetto; her mother obtained false papers and was hidden by Christians. She describes the Nazis taking her father in the middle of the night, murdering her grandparents and deporting her, via an unnamed transit camp, to Auschwitz (Birkenau) where she was assigned to forced labor. Her barracks were located across from the gas chambers. One and a half years later she was sent on the death march to Ravensbrück. She was part of a prisoner exchange arranged by President Roosevelt and traveled to Sweden via Denmark. She describes her experiences on a Danish farm and her move to Stockholm which was precipitated by a Swedish publishing company's interest in her diary. She moved to the U.S. in November 1945
Holocaust testimony of Elsa Turtletaub : transcript of audiotaped interview by Elsa Turtletaub( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elsa Turtletaub, nee Waldner, was born Oct. 24, 1916 in Teschen [Cieszyn], Poland. She and her brother and sister attended private Catholic schools although her parents kept a kosher home and attended a Conservative synagogue on holidays. Elsa completed a commercial high school course and was active in Hanoar Hatzioni. After the German invasion in Sept., 1939, her parents lost possession of their restaurant and Elsa and her sister were forced to clean German army barracks. In Dec., 1939, she escaped to Slovakia where she joined a hachshara in Zilina. She was sent to Auschwitz in March 1942 in one of the first Slovakian transports and was forced into hard labor in the sand pits, despite being ill with typhus. When transfered to the registry office, she issued death certificates requested by relatives of Auschwitz inmates, both Jewish and Gentile. By 1943, only Gentile requests were answered, as Jews were no longer registered. The causes of death given were fictional, created by the office staff. For requests for ashes of the deceaseed, the office girls filled sacks with any ashes found in the crematorium. One of the girls, Lore Shelley, describes their experiences in her book, Secretaries of Death. Living conditions for those girls, living in a building with SS women, were much better than elsewhere. In Jan., 1942, Elsa was evacuated to Ravensbrück, then to Malchow and finally to Trewitz in East Germany. She was liberated by Russians on May 3, 1945, was married in 1946 and gave birth to a son in 1948, in Katowitz, Poland. She and her family lived in Israel from 1950 to 1955 and immigrated to the United States in 1955. x
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Greifinger, Edith, 1924-

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