Helen C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2296) interviewed by Uri Rueveni and Mira Rueveni
- Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
- Interview Date
- February 24, 1991.
- 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.
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.