Hana P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4176)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
- Interview Date
- May 25, 2000.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hana P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4176). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hana P, who was born in 1927, one of eight children in an orthodox family. She recounts living in Będzin, Poland; attending a Jewish school; antisemitism immediately before the war; German invasion; soldiers beating her father and cutting off his beard; her family's deportation; her deportation to Grünberg; slave labor in a textile factory; a death march to Neusalz; becoming depressed; several prisoners committing suicide; a death march to Ravensbrück, then Flossenbürg one month later; her friend sharing extra bread; train transfer to Auschwitz, then Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization in Sweden; illegal emigration by ship to Palestine; incarceration in Cyprus; marriage; her husband's military draft; reunion with two sisters; emigrating to Australia to join her husband's brother; returning to Israel in the 1970s; and her husband's recent death. Ms. P. discusses fasting on Yom Kippur and praying in camps; nightmares resulting from her experiences; continuing to believe in God; and sharing her experiences with her children and grandchildren.