Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Minna D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-568) interviewed by Batik Woller and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-568

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Minna D., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1916. She recalls going to Paris to study; her marriage; moving to Montpellier; completing her studies; her husband being drafted into the French army in September 1939; and her employment in a government office. She describes joining the Maquis; working as a Maquis courier; receiving equipment by parachute from the Free French; deciding not to wear the yellow star; changing her name, living under false papers, and attending church; Maquis sabotage against the Germans; several episodes in which she was almost caught by the Germans; having to change her appearance, location, and name; successfully saving many Jews, particularly children, from deportation; and the assistance she received from many French people, particularly nuns. Mrs. D. tells of getting the children back after liberation; meeting her second husband in Paris (a survivor who had lost his wife and two children in Auschwitz); their emigration to Israel; the birth of her son; and emigration to the United States. She voices her disappointment that more people did not help to save Jews and catalogs the loss of her entire family (parents, five siblings, and their spouses and children).
    D., Minna, 1916-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
    Interview Date
    April 27, 1985.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Paris (France)
    Rodez (France)
    Montpellier (France)
    Toulouse (France)
    Cite As
    Minna D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-568). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Woller, Batik, interviewer.
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.
    Unpublished transcript of Minna D.'s Yad Vashem interview is available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Husband Death.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-03-06 14:12:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us