Jean B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-701) interviewed by Lee Blum and Elizabeth Jacob
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
- Interview Date
- March 2, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jean B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-701). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jean B., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1919, one of five children. She recalls her Zionism; teacher training in Israel; visiting home in summer 1939; German invasion; ghettoization in 1940; helping to create ghetto schools; producing music and dance performances (she sings a song); her parents' death from starvation; arrival of Austrian Jews; round-ups and deportations; hiding with her brother and sister during the final liquidation; her brother's capture; going to the trains with her sister, seeking her brother; transport to Auschwitz; losing her will to live after not finding her brother; her sister sustaining her; selection with her sister and friends for a work camp; forced labor in German camps; their return to Łódź after the war; reunion with her other sister; emigration to the United States rather than Israel in order to remain with her sisters; marriage; and the births of two daughters. Mrs. B. discusses her daughters' interest in her experience and believing that the Jewish leader of the ghetto was a hero, in spite of her low opinion of him during the war. She shows photographs.