Betsy H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1277) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,
Videotape testimony of Betsy H., who was born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands, in 1917, the oldest of four children. Mrs. H. tells of working in a Jewish home for deprived children; her indifference regarding German events; German invasion; living with a Jewish family in Amsterdam; the last contact with her family (they were all deported); hiding in Rijnsburg; meeting her future husband who was hiding to avoid forced labor; joining a resistance group; carrying messages under a false name throughout the country; and witnessing the daily heroism of ordinary people. She describes her arrest with the resistance group; disposing of the documents she had been carrying to shield the identities of resistance members thus saving their lives; transport through Vught to Ravensbrück; forced labor in Dachau; liberation; returning through Switzerland and Paris to the Netherlands; and marriage in 1945. She discusses her affection for friends she made in Dachau; their annual meetings; her role in the resistance; and reluctance to talk about the past with her daughter.
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- August 8, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Betsy H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1277). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.