Danuta D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1409) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
- Interview Date
- September 7, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Danuta D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1409). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Danuta D., who was born in Lv́ov, Poland in 1930. She recalls Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; immediate disappearance of Jews, including an uncle and cousin (she later learned all were killed); forced relocation to the ghetto; being saved from forced labor by a Ukrainian friend; her mother sending her away to live with a Ukrainian family; learning her family was gone; her mother's Ukrainian friend providing false papers; and moving to an orphanage/school in Warsaw. She describes being chosen as a foster child by a Ukrainian general's wife; maintaining clandestine contact with her cousin; frequently passing through the ghetto; anti-Jewish comments in her foster home; her foster father's death in 1944; moving with her foster mother to Kraków, then Vienna; and liberation by United States troops in May 1945. She recounts attending school in Salzburg; learning her mother and cousin had survived; their reunion in Lv́ov; overcoming confusion about her religious identity through Zionist activities; emigration to Argentina in 1949 via Paris and Italy; the Ukrainian community's attempt to involve her, as the "general's daughter," in nationalistic activities; and continuing contact with her foster mother until her death in 1947.