Bella C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2817) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- March 30, 1995.
- 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.
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.