Minya J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2364) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
- Interview Date
- December 7, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Minya J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2364). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Minya J., who was born in Warta, Poland in 1928, the youngest of seven children. She recounts her family living there for seven generations; a happy childhood; German invasion; briefly staying with her married sister in Łódź; returning home; ghettoization; smuggling food to her family; public hangings of escapees and hostages; a privileged position caring for a German child outside the ghetto; her father's arrest; obtaining his release; escaping from a round-up with one sister (she never saw them again); their transfer to the Łódź ghetto; living with their sister; slave labor in a uniform factory; her sister volunteering for deportation to be with her children; deportation with her other sister to Auschwitz/Birkenau; her sister's selection; assistance from cousins; train transport to Germany; slave labor in a munitions factory; Italian prisoners throwing them food; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation; hospitalization; transport to Windermere; recovering from tuberculosis in a convalescent hostel; marriage; and the births of two children. Ms. J. notes one sister survived; visiting her in Israel; and not sharing her experiences with her children.