Hedy B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1280) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Barbara Hadley Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- August 25, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hedy B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1280). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hedy B., who was born in Miskolc, Hungary, in 1930. Mrs. B. recounts childhood in an assimilated family of a civil servant; increasing antisemitism after 1938; her family's unwillingness to separate when her father obtained two tickets to America; her father's conscription into a Hungarian labor battalion in 1942 (from which he never returned); eviction from her home and the ghettoization of Miskolc in 1944; clergymen who offered conversion to ghetto inhabitants; transfer to a nearby quarry which was bombed shortly before her deportation; and arrival at Auschwitz in May 1944. She recalls separation from her mother during a selection; transport with her sister to Bremen in July; clearing rubble after air raids; acts of kindness by local citizens; drawing Christmas cards for German guards; a forced march to Bergen-Belsen in March 1945; liberation by British troops; a year's recuperation with her sister in Malmö, Sweden; and emigration to the United States. She tells of learning of her mother's survival; marriage; her career as an occupational therapist; a recent visit to Bremen; and a recurring dream stemming from her experience.