Anna H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2086) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 3, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Anna H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2086). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Anna H., who was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1928. She recalls her assimilated life; German invasion; her sister's marriage and transport to Terezín in 1941, followed by her and her parents in 1942; educational and cultural activities in Terezín; the Jewish leadership's decision to provide extra rations for children; her niece's birth in 1943; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944 and her promise to her sister to care for their parents; transfer from the family camp to Christianstadt (she never saw her parents again); a German foreman who allowed a woman who had just given birth to rest; learning of her sister's and niece's deaths; fleeing the camp with friends, including Doris W.; capture; and incarceration in Niesky and Görlitz. Mrs. H. recounts returning to Prague after the war; adjustment difficulties, particularly the first year; resuming her education; marriage and her children's births; publishing her story "underground," then officially when the Czech government changed; and her present work collecting oral histories of Holocaust survivors for the Jewish Museum in Prague. She discusses her feelings about her promise to care for her parents and seeing a photograph of a suitcase in Auschwitz with her niece's name, the only evidence the child ever lived.