Erna S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-510) interviewed by Dori Laub and Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 16, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Erna S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-510). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Erna S., who was born in 1923 in Simleul, near Timisoara, Romania and presently lives in Australia. She recalls her childhood, which was relatively trouble-free until 1937. She describes lining up with the rest of the town's Jews in 1944; their march to the ghetto; her transport to Auschwitz in 1944, where she was separated from her family, "adopted" by an older Jewish woman, and worked in the kitchen; her transfer, six weeks later, to Bergen-Belsen; and her experiences there. She relates her forced labor in Beendorf and Braunschweig; liberation; her post-war journey to Denmark; her arrival in Sweden; and her emigration to Australia. Mrs. S. also tells of not wanting to speak of the Holocaust with her children.