Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Agnes B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2810) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2810

Videotape testimony of Agnes B., a Romani, one of nine children. She recalls her brother's deportation from Königsberg (Kaliningrad) in 1938; being sent with her husband and many family members to Hohenbruch; forced labor; a severe beating after attempting to escape; relatives and friends being beaten to death; liberation by Soviet troops; her child's birth; learning her husband had been sterilized after her child was conceived; and moving to Berlin, Schwerin, Celle, and then Munich. Mrs. B. notes she could not endure those conditions again (she would kill herself rather than try to survive) and ends her testimony because her memories are too painful for her to continue. Gertrud B. appears briefly.

B., Agnès.
Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
July 22, 1991.
Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
Hohenbruch (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Celle (Germany)
Schwerin (Germany : Land kreis)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Agnes B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2810). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2018-05-29 11:47:00
This page: