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Hela S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-68) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Harvey Ruben

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-68

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.

Author/Creator
S., Hela, 1911-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
Interview Date
January 6, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616921
Record last modified: 2015-03-27 08:53:00
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