Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Elly K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-417) interviewed by Ruby Bubis and Erika Jacoby

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-417

Videotape testimony of Elly K., who was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 1926. She recalls her happy childhood; her older brother emigrating to Palestine after the outbreak of war; imprisonment of her father and two brothers; illegally traveling to Hennef to visit them; learning they had been transferred to Sachsenhausen; deportation with her mother and younger brother to the Rīga ghetto in January 1942; slave labor outside the ghetto; assistance from Wermacht soldiers; her mother's and brother's deportation to Auschwitz (she never saw them again); transfer to Kaiserwald after the ghetto's liquidation in 1943; obtaining a privileged job as an office worker through a friend; deportation to Stutthof; a death march to Magdeburg; transfer to Trier; and hiding with her friends when the camp was evacuated. She describes traveling with her friends to Danzig; interrogation by the NKVD; marriage; reunion with her brother; learning her other brother had perished; traveling with her husband via Berlin and Gelsenkirchen to Zeilsheim; and their emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
K., Elly, 1926-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
March 6, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Elly K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-417). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Expand all
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1098964
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/hvt1098964