Estera K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3101) interviewed by Robert Krell
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
- Interview Date
- October 17, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Estera K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3101). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Estera K., who was born in what was to become Poland in 1915. She recalls pervasive antisemitism; trying to persuade her family to emigrate (they had lived there for generations); joining a cousin in the Netherlands; enjoying the lack of antisemitism; receiving mail from her mother until 1941; deciding to go into hiding when ordered to report to Westerbork; hiding with her husband's non-Jewish friends in the Hague; placing her two-year-old son elsewhere; visiting him occasionally; moving several times; obtaining false papers from the underground; reunion with her son after the war; learning her family in Poland had been killed; and emigrating to Israel, then Canada in 1949. Ms. K. speaks of not discussing the war years with her children in order not to inflict suffering on them and visiting Holland in 1981.