Miriam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1631) interviewed by Herbert Hane and Mitzi Zerivitz
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 11, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Miriam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1631). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Miriam K., who was born in Albigowa, Poland and moved to Cologne, Germany in 1919, after her father's death. She recalls her grandfather's textile factory; attending a commercial high school; employment with agencies which helped Polish Jews emigrating west through Germany; working for Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland in 1936, providing assistance for German Jews; and the difficulties emigrating from Germany at that time. She recounts receiving notification of expulsion to Poland in October 1938; receiving permission to remain in Germany; Kristallnacht; being allowed to chaperone a children's transport to England, which included her sister, provided that she return to Germany; later parting from her mother when she was allowed to emigrate to England via Belgium; working on a farm in England; her postwar reunion with her mother, who had hidden in Belgium; and emigration to the United States in 1951 with her daughter (she had married in England and her husband died one year after her daughter's birth).