Helen N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2568) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 2, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Helen N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2568). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Helen N., who was born in Rona de Sus, Romania in 1921, one of eleven children. She recalls her family's traditional religious life; working in Săpînța as a dressmaker; violent Hungarian soldiers; food shortages; declining an offer to be hidden by friends; ghettoization with her parents, one sister, and brother in Oradea; their deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); efforts to remain with her sister; her brother's instructions to eat non-kosher food in order to survive (she never saw him again); being beaten for having a needle and thread; sharing food with her sister; deterioration of health; transfer to a munitions factory; improvement in the food; liberation by United States troops; transfer to Bergen-Belsen refugee camp; searching for other sisters in Landsberg refugee camp; traveling with her future husband to Strasbourg and Paris; marriage in Belgium; and emigration to the United States in 1949.