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Joshua F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2484) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2484

Videotape testimony of Joshua F., who was born in Dubrovitsa, Poland (now Ukraine) in 1921. He recalls antisemitic incidents from his childhood leading to difficulties in school; working in the family business; Soviet occupation; working in Krivichi; returning to Dubrovitsa after the German invasion; forced labor; ghettoization; the role of the Judenrat; a brief forced transfer to Sarnopolʹ in 1942; being discovered while hiding from round-ups; deportation to Sarny with his father, sisters, and cousins; escaping alone from a mass killing; rejoining his mother and other siblings in hiding in Dubrovitsa; their escape to the forest; hiding with other Jews; help from some Ukrainian farmers; joining a Soviet partisan unit after the others were killed; losing much of his vision from an illness; and liberation. Mr. F. describes forced conscription into the Soviet army; efforts to escape; a trial in Moscow; imprisonment and forced labor; release in August 1945; reunion with his mother in Sarny; fleeing to West Germany; living in a displaced persons camp; and emigrating to the United States.

Author/Creator
F., Joshua, 1921-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
March 19, 1993.
Locale
Poland
Dubrovitsa
Ukraine
Soviet Union
Dubrovyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Ukraine)
Kryvichy (Belarus)
Sarny (Rivnensʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Moscow (Russia)
Sarnopolʹ (Belarus)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joshua F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2484). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.