Tamara K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1665) interviewed by Louis Rosenblum and Lya Rosenblum
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 18,1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Tamara K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1665). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Tamara K., who was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1922 and raised in Seirijai, Lithuania. She describes her family's strong Zionist commitment; school quotas due to antisemitism; being sent to Kaunas to attend school; German invasion in 1941; mass killings; ghettoization; losing contact with her family; living with her fiancé's parents; exemption from forced labor and receiving extra food because her fiancé was in the Jewish police; deportation to Stutthof in June 1944 (she never saw her fiancé or family again); starvation and cold leading to her wish to die; evacuation by boat to Kiel in spring 1945; liberation by British troops; transfer to a hospital in Itzehoe, then Sankt Ottilien; moving to Munich; working for a Zionist organization; hearing from her uncles in the United States; emigration to join them; and marriage to a man she had met in Munich. She discusses her depression and fear in the ghetto and camps, and learning how her family was killed.