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Ruth H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-412) interviewed by Florabel Kinsler and Vera Dunn,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-412

Videotape testimony of Ruth H., who was born in Warsaw, Poland. She recalls German invasion; fleeing with her family to Soviet-occupied Brest; her father returning to Warsaw; rejoining her father, followed by her older sister; her mother's and younger siblings' transfer to Siberia; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups in 1942; her father arranging to send her and her sister to a convent through a Polish business acquaintance; having to return to Warsaw in the spring of 1944 because they did not have identification papers; her father's friend hiding them with a policeman; their deportation to Germany as non-Jewish slave laborers after the Warsaw uprising; forced labor in Nordhausen; liberation by United States troops; and working in the Dora/Nordhausen refugee camp. Mrs. H. describes moving to Paris with a friend; learning from her sister in Warsaw that her mother and younger siblings had returned to Poland; her marriage in Germany; emigration with her husband to the United States in 1946; and her mother's emigration to Palestine in 1947. She thinks her father died during the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

H., Ruth.
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
January 29, 1984.
Warsaw (Poland)
Brest (Belarus)
Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Paris (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ruth H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-412). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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