Bente T. testimony 1996 [video recording]
Date of Recording16 April 1996
Duration1h 57m 49.0s
SynopsisBente T. was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in November of 1935. She discusses her family and heritage. She describes the Jewish community. She recalls the German invasion. She recalls fleeing to the coast and hiding in a cottage. She describes being smuggled into Sweden at night on a fishing boat. She describes staying in a hotel near Norrköping with other displaced people. She recalls attending school. She describes moving into an apartment in 1945 and learning of Denmark’s liberation. Bente recalls returning to Denmark. She describes the Jewish community and attending school after the war. She describes working in Stockholm and becoming involved in the Danish Lutheran Church. She recalls meeting her husband, marriage, and having children. She describes immigrating to Canada in 1953 and deciding to settle in Kitimat. She recalls an antisemitic encounter at the hospital when her fourth child was born. She discusses having her children baptized. She discusses her return to Judaism. Bente shows photographs.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.