Berta C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3366) interviewed by Eva Stehlíková
- Liberec, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
- Interview Date
- February 7, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Berta C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3366). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Berta C., who was born in approximately 1924 and raised in Mšeno, Czechoslovakia by her ethnic German mother and grandfather. She recalls her grandfather's death when she was seven; her mother's death in approximately 1938; renting most of her house to a German family; working for institutions which cared for German women, children, and wounded soldiers; imprisonment of her aunt's son while in the German military because he criticized Hitler; after the war, as a German who remained in Czechoslovakia, being required to watch films of concentration camps, of which she says she had no knowledge prior to that time; working in a store in Jablonec to improve her Czech; moving to Prague; and working for a German theater. Ms. C. notes she feels more comfortable among ethnic Germans and during the war was an innocent girl thinking only about her own survival. She shows photographs.