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Esther W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-961) interviewed by Norman Blumenthal and Robert Prince,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-961

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Esther W. who was born around 1921 in Tlumach, Poland (now Ukraine). She recalls her family's Zionist activities; Soviet occupation; German invasion; hiding during a round-up when her parents and two siblings were transported to another town where her father was killed; her mother's return; ghettoization; imprisonment in 1942; bribing their way out; transfer to Buchach; and escaping an aktion in which her mother and a sister were killed in June 1943. Mrs. W. recounts following her mother's instructions to escape; hiding in the forest and in the homes of Polish farmers with her younger siblings; reunion with two cousins who remained with her; constant hunger, cold, and watchfulness to evade discovery; liberation in March 1944 by Soviet troops; fleeing to Germany in 1945; and emigrating to the United States. Mrs. W. describes her pride in her children and discussing her experience with them.
    Author/Creator
    W., Esther, 1921?-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
    Interview Date
    November 22, 1987.
    Locale
    Poland
    Tlumach (Ukraine)
    Buchach (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Esther W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-961). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blumenthal, Norman, interviewer.
    Prince, Robert, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Forests.
    Hiding.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065459
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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