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Hilda F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-692) interviewed by Sally Moskowitz and Michael Moskowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-692

Videotape testimony of Hilda F., who was born in Storojinet, Romania (today Storozhinets, Ukraine), in 1920. Mrs. F. describes her childhood in a civil servant's family; rallies by anti-Semitic Romanian political movements; Soviet occupation; killings of Jews by withdrawing Romanians; being sent as a teacher to a small village; returning home; and being rounded up with other Jews by returning Romanian troops in June 1941. She tells of a Christian friend who helped her; being sent with her family to the Storojinet ghetto; arrest and detention as a former "communist" teacher; expulsion of her town's Jews from Romania; a forced march from the Dniester River to Bershad;̓ her parents' and brother's deaths in the Bershad ̓ghetto during winter 1941-42; a friendship she formed with a younger girl; establishment of the Judenrat; and a ghetto resistance group, whose members were caught and tortured. She discusses going with ghetto orphans to Balta for repatriation to Romania; liberation by Soviet troops in April 1944; postwar marriage in Bucharest; reunion with her surviving sister in Paris; arrival in America in 1951; and the role of sustaining personal relationships in her survival.

Author/Creator
F., Hilda, 1920-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
April 12, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hilda F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-692). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1001173
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:07:00
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