Monique B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3208) interviewed by Berthe Burko and Annette Wieviorka
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1995
- Interview Date
- January 24, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Monique B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3208). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Monique B., who was born in Bogoria, Poland in 1935. She recalls living in Mielec where her father was a kosher slaughterer; German invasion; hiding her father during a round-up of men; fleeing with her family to Bogoria; hiding in a forest with many Jews; escaping a mass killing (her father and siblings were shot); finding her mother; assistance from Polish peasants; hiding with her mother with a Polish family; her mother's murder; being baptized; learning the catechism; being taken to a Jewish orphanage in Łódź by a distant cousin in 1945; relocation of the orphanage to Fublaine and Barbizon in 1946; her uncle locating her in Barbizon; living with him and his wife in Paris; emigrating to Israel with them; returning to France in 1955; marriage; the births of her children; being contacted by her Polish family; and visiting them in 1992. Mrs. B. discusses being very frightened after the war; repressing her memories; being angry with God; suffering when her children reached the age when her experiences occurred; not sharing her experiences with anyone; always feeling alone; and recurring vivid images of her experiences.