Judith B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3190) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
- Interview Date
- November 17, 1995.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Judith B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3190). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Judith B., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1923, the oldest of four children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending a Jewish school; antisemitic harassment and restrictions; apprenticing as a dressmaker; her parents obtaining affidavits from relatives in the United States; her father's three-month incarceration in Sachsenhausen beginning in June 1938; her mother registering the four children for a Kindertransport; assistance from a non-Jewish neighbor immediately after Kristallnacht; she and her siblings traveling to Stockholm on a Kindertransport in 1939; living with a foster family; completing a course to be an infant nurse, then working; corresponding with her parents (her father had emigrated to the United States, her mother remained in Berlin); learning her mother had escaped to Budapest and lived as a Catholic during the war; bringing her mother to Stockholm in November 1945; emigration with her mother and siblings to the United States in 1946 to join her father; marriage in 1948; and the births of her children. Ms. B. discusses remaining orthodox; completing graduate education; and visiting Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. She shows photographs.