Miriam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1169) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Shelly Jubelirer
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
- Interview Date
- July 13, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Miriam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1169). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Miriam K., who was born in Troškūnai, Lithuania in 1924. She recalls antisemitic hostility increasing in the 1930s; attending school in Panevėžys; returning home for holidays; Soviet occupation; being sent to school in Kaunas; receiving a letter from home instructing her not to return after German invasion; murders and violence in Kaunas; staying with a cousin; being saved from a mass killing by a non-Jewish janitor; ghettoization; learning from escapees of mass killings in the Seventh and Ninth Forts; her future brother-in-law's escape; volunteering to go to Kauen-Schanzen hoping to survive because of her labor; escaping while marching in town; a Lithuanian hiding her (he saved eleven other Jews, two Soviet POWS, and a Lithuanian who had been sentenced to death); liberation by Soviet troops; returning home with a cousin; and learning her family had been murdered in a mass killing. Ms. K. notes her rescuer's wife was recognized by Yad Vashem (he died in 1952) and the importance of speaking about the Holocaust.