Lori B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-905) interviewed by James W. Pennebaker and Sarah Mendel
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- January 24, 1987.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lori B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-905). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lori B., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece. She recounts her family's affluence; attending private French schools, then university; German invasion; marriage in 1941; her son's birth; confiscation of her father's business and assets; her husband's arrest; arrest with her parents and nine-month-old baby; incarceration in the Baron de Hirsch quarter; their deportation to Bergen-Belsen; her son's death; contacts with Dutch prisoners, including Abraham Asscher; observing cannibalism in another section of the camp; slave labor in a factory; a German soldier bringing her extra food; smuggling food to her mother in the hospital; learning they were to be evacuated; her husband smuggling her mother out of the hospital so they could be together; liberation from the evacuation train by Soviet troops; returning home; her father's futile attempts to recover his business and property; her son's birth; divorce; and emigration with her parents and son to the United States in 1951. Ms. B. discusses nightmares resulting from her experiences; her parents' focus on their memories; and her son's reluctance to hear about her experiences despite her desire to share them with him.