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Reva S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1375) interviewed by Laure Gutman and Amy Tanich Shulkin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1375

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    Videotape testimony of Reva S., who was born in Šiauliai, Lithuania in 1927. She recalls ghettoization in 1941; mining peat and digging ditches as a forced laborer; extreme hunger; moving to the Trakai ghetto; deportation of her grandparents and youngest sister; her father's escape from the ghetto (she never saw him again); and deportation to Stutthof with her mother and sister. Mrs. S. describes futile efforts to help her sister avoid selection; transfer with her mother to Elbing, then five months later to Neumarkt; assistance from Italian prisoners of war; transfer to jail; a death march in January 1945; mass shootings of the prisoners and being left for dead; receiving help from Soviet troops; and reunion with her mother. She recounts their attempted return home; learning that her father and sister had been killed but her brother had survived; remaining in Kraków; traveling to Feldafing to join her brother in November 1945; marriage in 1946; and emigration to the United States in 1949. She shows a comb her father had made for her in the ghetto.
    S., Reva, 1927-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    January 21, 1990.
    Kraków (Poland)
    Šiauliai (Lithuania)
    Cite As
    Reva S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1375). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gutman, Laure, interviewer.
    Shulkin, Amy Tanich, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 50 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Child survivors.
    Mass killings.

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