Ivy B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2351) interviewed by Maureen Moffitt Wilt and Mary Grace Lanese
- Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
- Interview Date
- March 16, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ivy B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2351). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ivy B., who was born in Australia in 1919. She speaks of studying child development psychology in London in 1946; working from 1947 onward at the Anna Freud Centre with children liberated from concentration camps; Anna Freud's staff; and the organization of the Centre. Mrs. B. relates stories of the children undergoing individual psychological treatment; the effects of concentration camps on children; their hoarding of food and food fights; language difficulties; sleep disturbances and night horrors; individual fears related to their experiences; the effect of separation from their families; visits from potential American foster parents; unsuccessful adoption attempts; and exceptionally close bonds among the children. She tells of her respect for the committee ladies from the West London Synagogue; Rabbi Hugo Green of London; American Jewish foster parents; and her gratitude to and respect for Anna Freud and the staff who worked with the children.