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Helen L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2853) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2853

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Helen L., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1926, the youngest of seven children. She recalls anti-Semitic incidents; German occupation; working in a labor camp in Radom; transfer with her brother to Bliżyn; working as a seamstress; her brother's deportation to Mauthausen; her transfer to Birkenau; selections, beatings, and appells; working in an ammunition factory in Kratzau; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Radom; joining a kibbutz when she didn't find any surviving family members; reunion with her brother in the Landsberg displaced persons camp; attending an ORT school; marriage in 1947; and emigration with her husband to the United States in 1949. Mrs. L. notes her reluctance to discuss her experiences with her children; her brother's influence on her life; the importance of luck to her survival; and she describes her wedding in Landsberg.
    Author/Creator
    L., Helen, 1926-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    May 8, 1995.
    Locale
    Poland
    Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
    Cite As
    Helen L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2853). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091676
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:24:00
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