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Miriam H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1737) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1737

Videotape testimony of Miriam H., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1912. She recalls her marriage in 1938; her daughter's birth; German invasion; ghettoization; a round-up in which her parents, daughter, and niece were taken (she never saw them again); incarceration with her husband and sister in Płaszów; deportation with her sister to Auschwitz; their transfer to Theresienstadt about a year later; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Prague; reunion with her husband in Kraków; living in Germany for four years; the birth of a child; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. H. discusses pointless slave labor in the camps; her husband's illnesses resulting from the camp experience; not sharing her story with her children, unless they ask, for fear of disturbing them; reluctance to meet with other survivors because she does not want to talk or hear about the camps; and pervasive bad memories. She shows pictures and notes her sorrow that she does not even have a photograph of her murdered daughter.

H., Miriam, 1912-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
November 13, 1990.
Kraków (Poland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1737). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.