Mira K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2884) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1993
- Interview Date
- April 29, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Mira K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2884). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Mira K., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1916, one of eight children. She recalls being the only unmarried child; German invasion; her fiancé fleeing (she never saw him again); ghettoization; assistance from non-Jewish, former customers; losing relatives during round-ups, including children; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from all the family except one niece; being shot; transfer to Oederan ten weeks later; forced labor in a munitions factory; hospitalization; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization; difficultly recovering; traveling to Landsberg displaced persons camp; finding a nephew (her only other surviving relative); several hospitalizations; emigration to the United States in 1949 to join aunts and her niece; marriage; and becoming a nurse. Ms. K. notes she and her niece saved each other by remaining together; continuing illness resulting from her experiences; and all of her relatives who were killed. She shows documents and photographs.