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Helen K. edited testimony (HVT-8035)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-8035

Helen K., a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, Majdanek, and Auschwitz relates her wartime experiences and describes her postwar reunion with her husband, whom she had married in the ghetto at the age of sixteen. She emphasizes her determination to survive as an act of defiance against Hitler, a decision she reached when her younger brother died in her arms in the cattle car en route to Majdanek. The theme of resistance, both passive and active, recurs throughout her testimony. Ms. K. concludes on a pessimistic note, wondering whether "it was worth it" in view of the continuing suffering and inhumanity in the world.

Author/Creator
K., Helen, 1924-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1985
Interview Date
1985.
Language
English
External Link
Online video
https://youtu.be/rHGYd_e9UbY
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS.
Cite As
Helen K. Edited Testimony (HVT-8035), 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/7168103
Record last modified: 2015-03-27 10:37:00
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