Felicia H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-449) interviewed by Elaine Perlsweig and Arnold Band
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
- Interview Date
- May 19, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Felicia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-449). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Felicia H., who was born in Kraków, Poland. She describes her affluent and protected childhood; involvement in Zionist youth movements; participation in student demonstrations against antisemitic violence at the university in Kraków in 1933-1934; one year at university in Vienna; marriage in 1936; moving to Oświe̜cim; helping Jews expelled from Germany; her family's disbelief that this could happen in Poland; traveling with her husband to the New York World's Fair in July 1939; confiscation of their returning ship by the British due to the outbreak of war; traveling to Inverness, then to Newcastle; eventually returning to the United States after negotiations with the British and U.S. governments; assistance from HIAS on Ellis Island; and settling in New York with assistance from friends and acquaintances. Mrs. H. remembers sending packages to their parents in 1940; losing contact with them in 1942; learning that her parents and daughter were deported to and perished in Bełżec; returning to Poland in 1967 with her husband; and a second visit with her son in 1976.