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Shirley D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1627) interviewed by Ada Bloom and Roshie Bush

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1627

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.

Author/Creator
D., Shirley, 1914-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
June 26, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1087038
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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