Raquel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3159) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1994
- Interview Date
- June 19, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Raquel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3159). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Raquel F., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1928. She recalls attending a Jewish school; antisemitic harassment by Polish children; her father's emigration to Argentina in 1938; German invasion; ghettoization; forced factory labor with her mother; joining a Zionist youth group; sharing food and caring for each other; deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from her mother and brother; remaining with a friend; their transfer to another camp; slave labor manufacturing airplane radios; Allied bombings; walking to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization in Belsen and Hamburg; reunion with her brother; communication from their father; joining him in Argentina via Uruguay in 1947; marriage; and her father's remarriage. Mrs. F. discusses relations between national groups in the camps; the importance to her survival of luck, youth, and a strong will; and sharing memories of the war years with her brother. She is briefly joined by her daughter.