Christine C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-830) interviewed by Hedy Rutman and Tina Rauch
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
- Interview Date
- December 7, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Christine C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-830). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Christine C., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1940. She recounts escaping with her mother from the ghetto in 1942; living in a village using false papers; her mother receiving warnings from a German soldier and a Polish nobleman prior to German searches; living with a very kind family in another village; her mother's return to Warsaw after the war; reluctance to join her mother due to fondness for their rescuers; her mother's remarriage; fondness for her new father and finally feeling like she had a family; learning she was Jewish at age seven (she was raised as a Catholic); resentment at being Jewish due to pervasive antisemitism; their emigration to Israel when she was seventeen; finally affirming her Jewish identity; and moving to Paris, then the United States. Mrs. C. discusses pervasive fears resulting from her experiences; worrying excessively about her own family; and her inability to relax.