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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.

Author/Creator
C., Bella, 1922-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 30, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089263
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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