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Hela U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2554) interviewed by Abraham Huberman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2554

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    Videotape testimony of Hela U., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1925. She recalls her Orthodox family; German invasion in September 1939; two older brothers' Polish military service for six weeks; fleeing briefly to Główno; returning to Łódź; ghettoization; forced labor; one brother's death from a beating in June 1941; her father and second brother dying in January 1942; trying to keep her mother alive despite her resignation; her death in June 1942; living for her younger brother; hiding him prior to a selection (he was only eleven); assistance from a ghetto policeman; her brother nursing her through an illness; their deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her brother upon arrival (she never saw him again); transfer to Birkenau; frequent selections; transfer to Harburg, then Poppenbuettel-Sasel; a death march to Bergen-Belsen in March 1945; and liberation by British troops. Mrs. U. recounts marriage; her daughter's birth; moving to Paris in 1947; emigration to Argentina to join her husband's brother; her second daughter's birth; conveying details of their murdered families to their children; and her husband's death in 1970. She emphasizes the importance of her daughters' emotional support and shows family photographs.
    U., Hela, 1925-
    Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1991
    Interview Date
    October 11, 1991.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Główno (Poland)
    Cite As
    Hela U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2554). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Huberman, Abraham, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Spanish.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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