Eugenia D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1405) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
- Interview Date
- October 10, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugenia D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1405). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eugenia D., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1926. She recalls her affluent family life; her oldest brother withdrawing from medical school due to antisemitism; German invasion; ghettoization; severe hunger; food smuggling; deportations; building and hiding in bunkers; the ghetto uprising; and deportation to Majdanek. Mrs. D. recounts forced labor; tranport to Auschwitz three months later with her mother, aunts, and cousins; successful efforts to remain with her mother; a severe beating for refusing to enter a truck that she knew would take them to execution; working with women from the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager), who helped her; its dissolution in one night; transfer to Ravensbrück, another camp, then Malchow; escaping from a death march with her mother; and liberation by Soviets. She notes her extreme poverty when she arrived in Argentina and details the sadism of concentration camp guards.