Loni K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-691) interviewed by Michael Moskowitz and Sally Moskowitz
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 12, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Loni K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-691). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Loni K., who was born in Essen, Germany, in 1913. Mrs. K. recalls illegally emigrating to Holland in mid-1933; working as a servant and a legal secretary in Amsterdam; German occupation; her mother and sisters' emigration (her father was deported in 1942 and died in Theresienstadt); imposition of antisemitic restrictions; protection from deportation because she worked for the Joodse Raad; transport to Westerbork in mid-1943; transport to Theresienstadt in February 1944; working in a coffin factory; and details of her arrival at Auschwitz in May 1944. She tells of transfer to Christianstadt; camp conditions; forced labor; a five week forced march in early 1945; her joy witnessing the bombing of Dresden; arrival at Bergen-Belsen; starvation and disease; liberation; recuperation; returning to Holland; marriage to another survivor; and emigration to America in 1947. She reflects on her feelings about the Germans; the possibility of another Holocaust; her decision not to have children; the effect of her experience on her religious faith; and reasons for her survival.