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Liza S. Holocaust testimonies (HVT-1413) interviewed by Dorothy G. Siegel and Paul Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1413

Videotape testimony of Liza S., who was born in Lut︠s︡ʹk, Poland in 1925. She recalls ghettoization in 1941; her younger sister's murder; forced labor near Kremenet︠s︡ʹ; falling in love with another prisoner; being smuggled to visit her family in Lut︠s︡ʹk; transfer with her boyfriend to the Kremenet︠s︡ʹ ghetto; and feigning death when all the Jews were shot in a pit. Mrs. S. recounts climbing naked from the pit at night; discovering that her boyfriend had also survived; hiding for six months in the forest; receiving assistance from local people; her boyfriend's murder when he visited his family, hiding elsewhere; living for three months with one family; leaving when neighbors became suspicious; dreaming her father told her to pose as a deaf mute and then doing so; arrest by Soviet troops as a spy; escaping to Jews in a nearby village; and finding two Jewish children who had been living with Christian families. She recounts her marriage to a survivor; her son's birth; emigration to the United States; her second son's birth; and learning that her brother had survived through a list in the Forṿerṭs published the day of her son's Bar Mitzvah.

Author/Creator
S., Liza, 1925-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
January 21, 1990.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Liza S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1413). 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/1083433
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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