Amelia B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2740) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- December 7, 1994.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Amelia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2740). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Amelia B., who was born in Khust, Czechoslovakia in 1929. She recounts her happy childhood; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions in 1940; attending a Jewish school; ghettoizaton following German occupation in 1944; transport to Auschwitz; separation from her parents upon arrival; the importance of remaining with her sister; the value of friendship and helping each other; frequent selections, starvation, lice, and constant death; moving from one barrack to another to find a safer place; transfer to a work camp in Breslau; receiving bread from a Yugoslav civilian worker every day; the death march to Gross-Rosen; and transport in open cars to Mauthausen, then Bergen-Belsen. Mrs. B. describes liberation by British troops; traveling alone to Khust, then with her sister to Satu Mare; traveling to Germany in 1947; living in the Landsberg displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States. She discusses her friends' stories of survival; the murder of her family; strong attachment to her sister; her emotional bond to other survivors; and the importance of transferring her family's values to her children.