Miriam J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-727) interviewed by Peter Ullman and John Tiebout
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
- Interview Date
- November 9, 1985.
- 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.
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.