Myra L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-299) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Batik Woller
- New York, N.Y.: Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1984.
- 5 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP Restoration master; Betacam SP Restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Myra L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-299). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Myra L., who was born in 1919 in Łódź, Poland. Mrs. L. describes anti-Jewish legislation and extreme antisemitism; German occupation; forced labor; ghettoization; her work in a hospital as a student nurse; deportations; thousands of deaths caused by starvation, including her older brother, younger brother, and mother; the conflict between wanting to help others and the instinct for survival; liquidation of the ghetto; evacuation of the hospital; deportation to Auschwitz; selections; transfer, with a friend, to Freiberg; slave labor; and liberation by United States troops. She recounts recovery and work in a displaced persons camp in Austria and a sanatorium in Italy, where she met her future husband; and her emigration to Sweden and the United States. Mrs. L. discusses her participation in the Israel and American Gatherings of Jewish Holocaust Survivors; her postwar return to religious life; and her relationship with her daughter.