Shirley D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1627) interviewed by Ada Bloom and Roshie Bush
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- June 26, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Shirley D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1627). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Shirley D., who was born in Radzivilov, Poland (now Chervonoarmeisk, Ukraine) in 1914. She recalls her family's comfortable life; Soviet occupation; transports of many Jews into the Soviet Union; German occupation; ghettoization; forced labor; a round-up of the children and elderly, during which Mrs. D. witnessed a child's murder that still haunts her; and hiding with her husband, son, family members, and other Jews in several places until liberation by Soviet troops in March 1944. Mrs. D. tells of their return to Radzivilov; moving to Dubno; fleeing to Germany; living in the Neufreimann displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States. She discusses her guardianship of two Jewish orphans after the war (she is still in touch with them); her gratitude to the non-Jews who hid them; a reunion in 1988 in Ukraine with the women who hid them; and finding her parents' graves and relocating them to a Jewish cemetery.