Dora C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3188) interviewed by Sarah Hirschfield and Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
- Interview Date
- October 6, 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
- Dora C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3188). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dora C., who was born in Iōannina, Greece in 1921, one of three children. She recounts her pleasant childhood; cordial relations with non-Jews; the benign Italian occupation; German invasion; one brother joining the underground; round-up and transfer to Larisa; assistance from the Red Cross; deportation to Birkenau; separation from her mother and younger brother (they were killed); severe swelling in her feet; constantly crying, but maintaining her faith in God; hospitalization; another patient giving her food; returning to her barrack; slave labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Bergen-Belsen, then another camp; assignment to the kitchen; sharing potatoes she took with others; a serious eye problem; liberation; hospitalization; returning home; obtaining family belongings from a neighbor; moving to Athens; living in a girls' home for two years; a cousin in the United States showing her photograph to her future husband, who proposed and sponsored her emigration to the United States; living with relatives prior to her marriage; and the births of three children. Ms. C. discusses continuing health problems and nightmares resulting from the camps. She shows photographs and a memorial plaque for her family.