Rita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2322) interviewed by Ira Glick and Gitta Fajerstein
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1993
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2322). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rita K., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1935. She recalls being in their summer home when Germany invaded; living in the Piotrków ghetto; hiding with her sister outside the ghetto with assistance from family friends in 1941-1942; returning to her parents in the ghetto; cleaning up after the ghetto's liquidation; transfer with her family to a labor camp in 1943; separation from her father during a selection; deportation to Ravensbrück with her mother and sister in 1944; her mother stealing potatoes for them, without which they would not have survived; their transfer to Bergen-Belsen; and liberation by British troops. Mrs. K. describes hospitalization with her sister; learning their father had perished; recuperating with her mother and sister in Malmö, Sweden; living with an uncle in Brussels; and their emigration to the United States in 1950. She discusses her mother's chronic problems resulting from the war; her sister's fears; and being questioned, when she became a U.S. citizen, as a potential criminal since she had been a concentration camp inmate.