Alice B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-344) interviewed by Doris Laden
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- July 24, 1984.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alice B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-344). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alice B., who was born in Hungary, the youngest of three children. She recounts her family's export business and their farm in the country; harassment by non-Jews; visiting a cousin in Budapest; her brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; completing high school; German invasion in March 1944; ghettoization; deportation with her family to Auschwitz-Birkenau; separation with her sister and cousins from their parents; reciting poetry, singing, and discussing their previous lives to raise their morale; her sister protecting her; their separation (she never saw her again) when Alice B. was selected for transfer to a labor camp; slave labor in a munitions factory; sabotaging the work; clearing rubble from the nearby town after Allied bombings; liberation from a death march by United States troops; assistance from the Red Cross; and working for the British occupying forces. Ms. B. discusses continuing nightmares and physical ailments resulting from her experiences and attributing her survival to the hope of going home, which she never did.