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Miriam J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-727) interviewed by Peter Ullman and John Tiebout

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-727

Videotape testimony of Miriam J., who was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in approximately 1918. She recounts her mother's death when she was three; her father's remarriage; her sister's death; one brother moving to Russia; marriage; Soviet occupation; her son's birth and hospitalization; her husband's military service (he was killed); German invasion; ghettoization; a beating for attempting to smuggle potatoes; her son's murder; escaping from a round-up; a Jewish policeman hiding her; murder of her father, stepmother, and brother; transfer to Kaunas concentration camp, then to Stutthof; slave labor digging ditches; losing faith in God; a guard giving food to a fellow prisoner; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization; traveling with a friend to Łódź; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage; emigration to the United States; the births of two children; her husband's suicide; remarriage; and her daughter's birth. Ms. J. discusses sharing her experiences with her children and grandchildren; and nightmares resulting from her experiences.

Author/Creator
J., Miriam, 1918?-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
Interview Date
November 9, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-727). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294222
Record last modified: 2015-08-19 08:53:00
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