Hadassah C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2489) interviewed by Henry M. Strage
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 26, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hadassah C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2489). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hadassah C., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1939, the daughter of Polish immigrants. She recounts her maternal grandparents' emigration to Palestine in 1933; German invasion; being hidden with a family in Hengelo; her parents' clandestine visits; her mother determining she was being neglected; transfer to another family; attending church (she had not been told she was Jewish); a parade at liberation; her foster parents' fondness for her resulting in their reluctance to return her; returning to her parents; learning she was a Jew; her sister's birth in 1946; attending a Jewish school; participating in Zionist organizations; yearly visits to her mother's sister in England; meeting her husband there; marriage to him in England; the birth of two children; and spending every Passover in Israel, where her sister lives. Ms. C. notes her mother had been caught and deported to Auschwitz; continuing close relations with her foster family; nightmares resulting from her experiences; and her mother's unwillingness to share her story.