Ita M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-396) interviewed by Rita Stonehill
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- August 3, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ita M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-396). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ita M., who was born in approximately 1928, and lived in Sosnowiec, Poland. She recounts having two brothers and two sisters; attending public and Jewish schools; German invasion; eviction from their apartment; her father's deportation for forced labor in Germany; ghettoization; forced labor manufacturing military uniforms; receiving food from Polish friends; deportation to Graeben; slave labor in a spinning factory for twelve hour shifts; receiving food from Soviet and Polish POWs; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in 1945; observing cannibalism; encountering her sister; contracting typhus; assistance from her sister; hospitalization; liberation by British troops; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; joining an uncle in Munich; emigration to the United States in 1947 to join an uncle; and living in a foster home after his death. Ms. M. notes the importance of being with her sister to her survival in Bergen-Belsen and not discussing her experiences with her children.