Miriam S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2467) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
- Interview Date
- September 19, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Miriam S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2467). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Miriam S., who was born in Homelʹ, Belarus in 1921. She describes the family moves to Viešintos and Panevėžys; attending university in Kaunas; antisemitic incidents; Soviet occupation; German invasion; being hidden by a non-Jew during Lithuanian killings of Jews; ghettoization; slave labor digging ditches; avoiding a large selection in October 1941; learning of mass killings in the Ninth Fort; marriage; her husband trading their possessions for food outside the ghetto; a round-up of children; escaping with her husband; being hidden with a group of Jews by a farmer for nine months; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her sister; learning her parents had been killed; traveling to Milan in 1945 with assistance from the Jewish brigade; her son's birth; and emigrating to the United States in June 1950. Mrs. S. discusses the importance of help from non-Jews; reluctance to share her experiences with her children; the impact on her children and grandchildren of her overprotectiveness; and frequent trips to Lithuania to visit her sister.