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Danuta D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1409) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1409

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.

Author/Creator
D., Danuta, 1930-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
Interview Date
September 7, 1990.
Language
Spanish
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091648
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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