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Bienvenida M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2785) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2785

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    Videotape testimony of Bienvenida M., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1918, one of five children. She recalls her family's poverty; their orthodoxy; her father's death; never attending school (she worked to help support her family); German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization; deportation with her family to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her mother, siblings, and their children (she never saw them again); slave labor demolishing nearby houses; learning of the gas chambers and crematoria; wishing for death; transfer after nine months to block 10 for specious medical experiments; painful uterine injections by Dr. Carl Clauberg; public hanging of a Jewish prisoner doctor who had helped them; transfer eight months later to a sewing commando; liberation from a death march by Soviet troops; transport to Brussels; return to Thessalonikē; reunion with her husband and younger brother (they both survived Birkenau); and the birth of a child after receiving medical treatment.
    M., Bienvenida, 1918-
    Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 31, 1993.
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Bienvenida M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2785). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Ladino.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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