Hanna K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2847) interviewed by Henri Borlant and Rachel Wieviorka
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1994
- Interview Date
- March 11, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hanna K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2847). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hanna K., who was born in Poland in 1925. She recounts her family's emigration to France due to antisemitism; living in Belleville, Montreuil, then Levallois, a leftist community; living with a cousin in Nantes and attending boarding school in 1939; her father's draft; German invasion; returning to Paris in May 1940; "discovering" she was Jewish; her father's arrest in October 1941; his internment in Drancy and deportation in May 1942 (he perished); hiding with her mother in Bois de Vincennes in July 1942 after being warned of a round-up by non-Jews; fleeing to Fontenay after a warning from the concierge; obtaining false papers; joining the Resistance in August; underground activities with Henri Krasucki; fleeing with her mother to Levallois, then to another town in April 1943; arrests of most of her Resistance colleagues; joining FTP; meetings with Marcel Rayman; transporting bombs and stealing weapons; frequent communist indoctrination; and liberation in August 1944. Mrs. K. describes becoming a Zionist; her mother's death in 1948; moving to Belgium in 1958; and returning to France in 1968. She discusses the importance to her survival of being with her mother and many incidents of Resistance activities.