Mania L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3219) interviewed by Henri Borlant and Michèle Ganem
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1995
- Interview Date
- January 12, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Mania L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3219). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Mania L., who was born in Ukraine in 1910. She recalls leaving for Palestine with her family in 1919, staying in Kiev and Sevastopolʹ, and arrival in 1920; attending Arabic school in Tel Aviv; moving to Paris in 1933 to attend university; her parents' anger at her marriage to a non-Jew; her daughter's birth; her husband's mobilization, capture, and release; arrest in 1943; imprisonment in Fresnes; internment in Paris and Drancy; working as a tailor; sharing food packages with prisoners; observing the deportation of children; liberation by United States troops; reunion with her husband; and traveling to Aussois to retrieve their daughter, who had been hidden by a non-Jewish friend. Mrs. L. discusses her pessimism about humanity after the Holocaust; the importance of Holocaust education; her daughter's atheism; and her granddaughter's pride in her Jewish background.