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Oral history interview with Helen Waterford

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0447.29 | RG Number: RG-50.042.0029

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Helen Waterford discusses her family's time in hiding in the Netherlands and how she and her husband decided to hide their daughter with another family; her family's relationship with Joe Fisch, a rescuer of many Jews in the Netherlands; her and her husband's arrest and deportation to Auschwitz concentration camp via Westerbork concentration camp; her experiences during a selection upon her arrival in Auschwitz; her thoughts on the lack of resistance in Auschwitz; how at one time she was in a barracks with Anne Frank and Anne Frank's mother; her memories of Josef Mengele in Auschwitz; her move from Auschwitz to work in a factory in Czechoslovakia; and her opinions on humankind in light of her Holocaust experiences and how she does not consider survival to be an achievement.

Interviewee
Helen H. Waterford
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1992 March 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 film reels : color ; 16 mm.
5 sound tape reels : analog, mono ; 7 in..
2 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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