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Malka B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1576) interviewed by Judit Jung and Sandra Rosenstock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1576

Videotape testimony of Malka B., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1927. She recounts her family's move to Częstochowa in 1928; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions, including prohibitions against attending schools; separation from her mother in a round-up (she never saw her again); her father and brother doing forced railroad labor; their disappearance; her subsequent state of shock; slave labor in the HASAG factory; hiding a young child in their barrack; playing and singing with him which kept her sane (he survived); loosing her will to live when she was ill; a Jewish doctor taking her to the sick barrack and saving her life; liberation by Soviet troops; crying for the first time at the realization of her losses (she and one aunt survived from a family of seventy); good treatment from Soviet troops restoring her faith in humanity; traveling to Austria with the Soviets; briefly returning to Częstochowa; traveling to Wegscheid displaced persons camp; meeting her future husband; emigration to Israel in 1948; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. B. discusses sharing her story with her children; feeling no bitterness although survivor friends do; increasing religious observance; and speaking to students about her experiences.

Author/Creator
B., Malka, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
May 21, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Malka B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1576). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295679
Record last modified: 2011-12-05 11:52:00
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