This 25 minute video of a New York City television broadcast consists of an interview with author Deborah Feldman, who left Satmar Hasidic Orthodox Judaism for a life of freedom, supported at first by the proceeds from her exposé Unorthodox.
Two segments of the video are of interest : 1. From the beginning of the video and ending at 5 minutes 25 seconds, Deborah Feldman testifies to the lack of freedom in Orthodox Hasidic Judaism. She begins by noting that Satmar rabbis view “the Holocaust” as a divine punishment on Judaics for having abandoned the Talmud (Feldman refers to this abandonment as choosing to be “assimilationist”); and while Feldman does not mention it, this “Holocaust” belief has led Lubavitch Grand Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and Sephardic Shas Party "Torah sage” Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, among other top Orthodox rabbis, to opine that Adolf Hitler was "God’s avenging angel" on the Talmudic-rejecting modern Judaics. (Cf. Judaism’s Strange Gods, pp. 37-39).
"A small but significant minority in the ultra-Orthodox community believe that the Holocaust was divine punishment for Jewish assimilation, intermarriage and the emergence of liberal streams of Judaism, such as the Reform movement, that do not accept traditional Judaic religious strictures. 'The minority of the righteous undergo the tribulations sent because of the sinful majority,' wrote Avigdor Miller, a popular ultra-Orthodox rabbi...” Paul Berger, Forward, April 9, 2014
2. At 19 minutes 40 seconds into the video there is a brief but important account of a "Holocaust survivor" - Deborah Feldman's grandmother's experiences under the Germans. This information ends at the 21 minute 20 second mark. To summarize Feldman’s testimony about her grandmother’s experience, she upholds the view that Germans did not seek to exterminate her Judaic grandmother, but rather, forced her into slave labor and transported her around Europe. Feldman’s grandmother’s life was threatened by typhus.