Hanna K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1794) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 29, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hanna K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1794). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hanna K., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1939. She recounts her father going to France before her birth; German invasion in September 1939; memories of the Warsaw ghetto; being smuggled into a convent; a non-Jew helping her mother escape a month later; refusing to eat and sadness because she missed her mother; finding comfort in Catholicism; her mother's arrival six months before war's end (she had been hiding in the woods); recovering from a serious illness; feeling privileged because she had a mother; their move to Warsaw; meeting her future stepfather; moving to Łódź; fleeing in 1946 due to antisemitism; living in Neufreimann displaced persons camp; learning she was Jewish; moving to Munich in 1948; and emigration to the United States in 1950. She discusses learning of her birthfather and realizing she had seen him in Neufreimann; reconstructing her experience on a trip to Poland with her daughters; continuing contact with her mother's rescuer; two meetings in France with her birthfather before his death, one with her daughter; gratitude to her stepfather; and increasing self-knowledge from attending the Hidden Children's Conference. She shows photographs and memorabilia.