Lorna B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1126) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer
- Boston, Mass. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimones, 1988
- Interview Date
- December 2, 1988.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lorna B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1126). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lorna B., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1921. This testimony includes all of the information in an earlier interview. Additional topics discussed include her beautiful childhood; her family's prewar life; relations with their non-Jewish neighbors; ghettoization; her father's severe beating by Germans resulting in insanity; his death from a lethal injection; becoming the head of her family; her younger brother's arrest and deportation; killings, starvation and deportations; writing a letter to Ḥayim Rumkowski asking for help; obtaining a job; deportation with her older brother to Auschwitz; beatings, selections and appells; transfer to Bergen-Belsen, then Salzwedel; working in a factory; receiving better treatment because of her knitting for the SS women; sabotaging production; and seeking relatives after the war. Mrs. B. discusses the importance of friendship in the camps and the effects of her experiences (she still hears the screams of parents and children being separated during deportations from the ghetto).