Bluma B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2327) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Elsa Roth
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 25, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Bluma B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2327). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Bluma B., who was born in Warsaw (Praga), Poland in 1922. She recalls graduation from gymnasium in June 1939; German invasion; ghettoization; a Judenrat member helping her family locate living quarters; round-ups by Jewish police; streets strewn with corpses; her mother's and sister's deportation (she never saw them again); forced factory labor; living with her father at Mila 5; youth activities; surviving the big selection at the end of 1942; hiding with her father in a bunker during the winter; the Jewish uprising in 1943; being burned out; deportation to Majdanek; separation from her father upon arrival (she never saw him again); meaningless slave labor; public hangings; transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna; assignment to Werke C; transfer to a HASAG factory at Leipzig; a death march in April 1945; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. B. describes returning to Warsaw; traveling to Płock with a friend; marriage to another survivor in Łódź; traveling to Hamburg; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States. She discusses her unhappiness and indecision immediately after the war; being an overprotective parent as a result of her experiences; seeing the best and worst of people during the war; and ever-present memories of that time.