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Helen J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3185) interviewed by Arthur Peskoe and Jane Stark,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3185

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    Videotape testimony of Helen H., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1923. She recalls antisemitic harassment; her father's death in 1938; she and her mother and brother joining relatives in Kazimierza Wielka; hearing rumors of a round-up; fleeing; hiding with aid from non-Jews in Działoszyce; traveling to Nowy Korczyn; hiding in a bunker with other Jews; being caught with her mother when they went out for food; a Jewish policeman persuading the German to let them go; hiding in a house with her mother and brother; joining a truckload of Jews since there was no other option; slave labor in Kielce at a munitions factory; her mother's selection two months later (she never saw her again); a doctor who knew them helping her brother when he was sick; transfer to Częstochowa in fall 1944, then to Bergen-Belsen in January 1945; remaining with her friend; transfer to Burgau; a death march to Dachau; liberation by United States troops in April; living in a displaced persons camp; reunion with her brother; living in Hamburg; marriage; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States.
    J., Helen, 1923-
    Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Oral History Project, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 29, 1995.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Kazimierza Wielka (Poland)
    Nowy Korczyn (Poland)
    Działoszyce (Poland)
    Hamburg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Helen J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3185). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Peskoe, Arthur, interviewer.
    Stark, Jane, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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