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