Hilda F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-692) interviewed by Sally Moskowitz and Michael Moskowitz
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 12, 1986.
- 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.
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.