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