Ida N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2428) interviewed by Gillian Green Douek
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 25, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ida N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2428). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ida N., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924, the oldest of ten children. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; living with relatives in Kraków; German invasion; returning home; one brother fleeing to Warsaw (she never saw him again); ghettoization; her father's death from starvation; deportation with her mother and siblings to Auschwitz; separation from her family (she never saw them again); wanting to die; transfer to Bremen; slave labor; a death march and train transport to Bergen-Belsen; lying next to corpses; liberation; assistance from the Red Cross; depression resulting from the realization her family had not survived and she had no one for whom to live; being moved to Sweden; recuperating and making friends; an aunt from England contacting her; emigrating to join her; marriage; and the births of her children and grandchildren. Ms. N. discusses the terrible impact of starvation; vivid painful memories of her childhood and family; and difficulty discussing her experiences.