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Molly I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1633) interviewed by Elanore L. Lampner and Froma T. Willen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1633

Videotape testimony of Molly I., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1920. She recalls marriage at age seventeen; her daughter's birth a year later; German occupation in 1941; her husband's murder; ghettoization; frequent round-ups; escaping a mass killing with help from her father-in-law; volunteering for deportation to Estonia to save her daughter when the children were to be liquidated; escaping from the train; sneaking into a camp since she could not obtain food; continued efforts to save her daughter in Vaivara and Ereda with help from her father-in-law; witnessing atrocities by Helmut Schnabel (she testified against him in a war crimes trial); deportation to Auschwitz; remaining with her daughter with help from another prisoner; eventual separation from her daughter; and learning the child had been killed. Mrs. I. recounts her overwhelming grief; being comforted by Dutch prisoners; numerous hardships; the death march; transport to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; marriage in 1947; emigration to the United States in 1949; and her daughter's birth.

Author/Creator
I., Molly, 1920-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
January 13, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Molly I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1633). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089253
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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