Joan B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-82) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Palm Beach, Fla. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- March 5, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joan B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-82). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University.
Videotape testimony of Joan B., who was born in Mainz, Germany. She describes the growth of antisemitism in Nazi Germany; Kristallnacht, which resulted in the deaths of her father and mother; and her experiences as a slave laborer in Theresienstadt, where her first husband and entire immediate family perished. She also describes Auschwitz; various slave labor camps in Germany; and Bergen-Belsen, from which she was liberated. Other topics include the ways in which she attempted to undermine the German war effort while in concentration and labor camps; her postwar life in Belsen, where she worked as an interpreter, first for the British, then for the American Joint Distribution Committee; and her emigration to the United States in 1946.