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Bella C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2817) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2817

Videotape testimony of Bella C., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1922. She describes her family's prewar life; German occupation; serious injuries from being beaten by a German while trying to protect her mother; fleeing with her father and her younger sister to Białystok to obtain medical attention (she lost an eye); meeting her future husband; traveling with her father and future husband to Omsk; marriage; birth of her daughter; working as a waitress; her husband's return to Omsk after a year of service in the Soviet army; returning to Poland; learning her mother and sisters had been killed in Treblinka; living in a kibbutz in Wrocław and having to place her daughter in an orphanage; smuggling through the border to Bratislava; traveling from Austria to a displaced persons camp in Ainring; transfer to Lechfeld; and emigrating with her husband and daughter to the United States. Mrs. C. describes hardships in the Soviet Union and her adjustment to life in the United States.

C., Bella, 1922-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 30, 1995.
Warsaw (Poland)
Białystok (Poland)
Omsk (Russia)
Wrocław (Poland)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bella C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2817). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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