Regine K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4193) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Michel Rosenfeldt
- Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1999
- Interview Date
- April 7 and 8, 1999.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regine K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4193). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regine K., who was born in Hague, Netherlands in 1920, one of three children. She recounts her family's move to Brussels; vacationing with her maternal grandparents in Holland; her mother's death; her father's remarriage; studying to become a nurse and passing the exam; traveling with her father to Boulogne; German invasion; returning to Brussels; obtaining false papers; working as a hospital nurse; joining a resistance group; her family going into hiding; distributing resistance materials and trying to persuade German soldiers to desert; arrest; interrogation and torture; deportation to Malines; escaping from a train; briefly staying with her brothers in Brussels; hiding in many locations; working as a private nurse; continued participation in the resistance; arrest; incarceration in St. Gilles; brutal interrogations; transfer to Breendonk three months later, then Malines; abandonment by the Germans; returning to Brussels; marriage and divorce; and living in New York for several years with her second husband. Mr. K. discusses the importance of her father's financial support to her survival; the solidarity of her resistance group; one brother's denouncement and deportation (he did not survive); and her son's lack of interest in her experiences.