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Perla Lina K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1369) interviewed by Laure Gutman and Adele Rice Nudel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1369

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    Videotape testimony of Perla Lina K., who was born in Corfu, Greece in 1928. She recalls her wonderful youth; six months of bombing by Italy in 1940; the benign Italian occupation; German occupation in 1943; her father's decision to hide when the Germans registered all Jews; dividing the family to hide in monasteries and homes; her mother deciding that they should come out of hiding in order to be together; deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau; and separation from her family upon arrival (she never saw her mother again). She recounts a dog attacking her and killing her brother when he attempted to pass her food; medical experiments performed on pregnant women; transport to Bergen-Belsen; sleeping on the ground among corpses; transfer to a forced labor factory; having her jaw broken when forced to have a tooth extracted; transfer to Dachau in 1944; liberation; being brought to a hospital by American troops; returning to Greece in August 1945; reunion with relatives in Athens; one brother's return; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mrs. K. discusses pervasive memories of family members who perished and recent nightmares. She shows family photos and an album of concentration camp pictures.
    K., Perla Lina, 1928-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    June 10, 1990.
    Corfu Island (Greece)
    Athens (Greece)
    Cite As
    Perla Lina K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1369). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gutman, Laure, interviewer.
    Nudel, Adele Rice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Italian occupation.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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