Leica B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4010) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt and Michel Bailly
- Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1995
- Interview Date
- June 19, 1995.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Leica B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4010). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Leica B., who was born in Kishinev, Russia (presently Chișinău, Moldova) in 1906. She recounts visiting her uncle in prison in Saint Petersburg; attending secular and Bundist schools; her sister's emigration to Paris; Kishinev becoming part of Romania; emigration to Paris in 1929; expulsion due to leftist activities; illegally living in Brussels; marriage; becoming a citizen; birth of a son and daughter; German invasion; placing her daughter in a convent and her son in a health care facility; working for the Resistance hiding children; visiting her children once a month; her husband's arrest and deportation (he did not return); sleeping in different locations every night; arrest in 1944; deportation to Malines, then Auschwitz/Birkenau; slave labor; a death march to Landsberg; liberation; finding her sister in Paris; and learning her brother had survived in the Soviet military (her mother had perished). Ms. B. discusses numbing herself in the camps; health problems resulting from her experiences; and living for her children and her political goals.