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Testimony of Pnina Knopfmacher - Krajs, b. 1923 in Wlodawa, Poland:
About the Jewish community there, its prewar public institutions and organizations. In late 1941 a ghetto was set up there, where Jews from Kalisz, Mielce, and Vienna (Wien) were interned. A transport of children from the Wlodawa ghetto to the Sobibor camp; liquidation of the majority of the ghetto in October 1942; the Germans left 200 men and 200 women, who were put to work in the forest; final liquidation in April 1943. She succeeded in escaping the slaughter in the ghetto, reached the forest, and joined up with a partisan unit. She was wounded during a German manhunt and was rescued by a Polish man. After she recovered she joined the partisan unit of Yechiel Grynszpan, in whose ranks she fought until the liberation. She emigrated to Palestine in a ship for would - be immigrants without papers (ma'apilim) and was sent to the British detention camps on Cyprus.
Eight pages, typewritten, in French
Note: the file contains an unedited Hebrew translation of the testimony. Close