Helen L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2853) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Helen Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- May 8, 1995.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Helen L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2853). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.