Emina N. and Miriam W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-144)
- Kansas City, Mo. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
- Interview Date
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Emina N. and Miriam W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-144). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of sisters Emina N. and Miriam W., who were born in Łódź, Poland. They describe their family of six siblings; anti-Semitic incidents in the 1930s; German invasion in 1939; forced labor; having to move to the ghetto; a variety of jobs there; and difficulties of life in the ghetto. They recall deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; Emina saving Miriam from selection; transfer to Birkenau; railroad transport to Harburg, a camp near Hamburg; removing brick rubble; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; the birth of a baby in their barrack the night before liberation; liberation by the British; Emina's obtaining medical help for Miriam who was near death from typhus; separation due to Miriam's hospitalization; finding each other after Emina thought Miriam had died; and finding their older sister in Landsberg. Each sister recalls specific incidents vivid in her own mind.