Malka B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1576) interviewed by Judit Jung and Sandra Rosenstock,
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.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- May 21, 1990.
- 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.