Belle S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1362) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Randy Lane
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- September 20, 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
- Belle S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1362). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Belle S., who was born in Szydłowiec, Poland in approximately 1924, one of four children. She recounts her family's poverty; attending school; increasing antisemitism in the 1930s; German invasion; her father's death from typhus in 1942; her older brother's deportation; hiding; deportation with her brother and his girlfriend to Skarżysko-Kamienna; her brother hiding her and providing food for her when she was sick; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer with her brother and his girlfriend in 1944 to Częstochowa; hospitalization for one month; the doctor giving her extra food; abandonment by the Germans; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization; returning home; reunion with her other brother; traveling to Łódź; marriage; the birth of her son in May 1946; living in several displaced persons camps; her brother's emigration to Canada in 1947; emigration to the United States in 1949; assistance from the Jewish Federation; illness resulting from the camps; her daughter's birth in 1953; divorce in 1966; and not sharing her experiences with her children in order to protect them from her pain.