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Nina K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2987) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Claire Paulus,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2987

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Nina K., a non-Jew, who was born in 1923 in Malines (Mechelen), Belgium. She describes involvement with the Resistance from the beginning of the war; working as a courier between Brussels and Malines; arrest in June 1942; imprisonment in Antwerp for six weeks; transfer to Aachen, then Essen; sabotaging her assigned work; discussing survival strategies with friends; transfer to Zweibrücken, then Esterwegen; her trial; being sentenced to forced labor; transfer to Gross Strehlitz; an aborted escape attempt with a friend; being helped in solitary confinement by a friend's mother; transfer to Ravensbrück; meeting victims of medical experiments; forced labor in a Siemens factory; transfer to Mauthausen, then Amstetten; Allied bombardments which killed many prisoners; liberation by the Red Cross organized by Folke Bernadotte; hospitalization in Saint Gall and Aix-les-Bains; and repatriation in June 1945. Ms. K. insightfully discusses relations between prisoners in the camps; the importance of helping each other; remaining an optimist despite her experiences; and marriage to another survivor which results in their understanding each other.
    Author/Creator
    K., Nina, 1923-
    Published
    Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1992
    Interview Date
    December 16, 1992.
    Locale
    Belgium
    Germany
    Mechelen (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Saint Gall (Switzerland)
    Aix-les-Bains (France)
    Cite As
    Nina K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2987). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Thanassekos, Yannis, interviewer.
    Paulus, Claire, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 39 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289942
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4289942

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