Rella C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4334) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 2005
- Interview Date
- June 10, 2005.
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rella C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4334). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rella C., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1927. She recalls antisemitic harassment at school; her religious, close family; Hungarian occupation; a brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; ghettoization with her uncle's family, her sister, and sister's fiancé; deportation to Auschwitz; staying with her sister and aunt's niece; slave labor; living in complete fear; cursing God; separation from her sister; having blood drawn; transfer with her aunt's niece to Bergen-Belsen; finding her sister; hospitalization; visits from her aunt's niece; her disappearance; observing cannibalism; liberation; a long hospitalization; her sister leaving for Sweden, then the United States; living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; assistance from UNRRA; marriage in 1947; emigration to Belgium; her son's birth; and emigration with her son to join her sister in the United States in 1961 (her husband did not come). Ms. C. discusses fears and nightmares resulting from her experiences.