Bienvenida M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2785) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 31, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Bienvenida M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2785). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.