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Helen C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2296) interviewed by Uri Rueveni and Mira Rueveni

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2296

Videotape testimony of Helen C., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1923. She recalls her close-knit family; German occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; hiding with her family during round-ups; her father's death from starvation; forced labor at a munitions factory; marriage at age seventeen; assistance from David Gertler, a Jewish ghetto official; being caught in a round-up; escaping from the truck with her husband; refusing privileges to avoid separation from her mother and siblings; their deportation to Auschwitz in September 1944; separation from her mother, brother, and husband upon arrival; forced labor clearing air raid rubble; transfer to Bremen with her sister; her sister and friends assisting her when she was injured; liberation by British troops on April 15, 1945; helping her sister recover from typhus; and reunion with her husband. Mrs. C. describes emigration to the United States with her husband in 1945, and assistance from HIAS.

Author/Creator
C., Helen, 1923-
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
February 24, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Helen C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2296). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287242
Record last modified: 2012-06-20 15:51:00
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