Hela S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-68) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Harvey Ruben
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
- Interview Date
- January 6, 1983.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hela S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-68). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hela S., who was born in Będzin, Poland, in 1911, into an Orthodox family of twelve children. Mrs. S. describes extreme antisemitism during her childhood; her close friendship with a non-Jew; her education and marriage; mass murders during the German occupation; the deportation of the Jewish men of Będzin; and her and her family's internment in the Srodula ghetto. She tells of her slave labor in Gleiwitz; the death march to Ravensbrück; and her liberation by the Russians. Postwar experiences include her return to Będzin; her travels in search of family members; and her reunion with her sisters and her husband. Throughout the testimony, Mrs. S. offers many detailed descriptions of the events she describes.