Belle S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1362) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Randy Lane,
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.
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- September 20, 1987.
Szydłowiec (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
- 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.