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Sulia R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-993) interviewed by Linda Pasternak and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-993

Videotape testimony of Sulia R., who was born in Nowogródek, Poland in 1924. She describes her affluent family; their move to Vilna when she was four years old; returning to Nowogródek; her father's Zionist beliefs; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization and public executions; forced labor cleaning rubble and digging ditches; obtaining an easier job with assistance from a German official; escaping mass killings with her family in 1942; housing "visitors from the forest" to make contact with the partisans; beatings and interrogations after an escape attempt; escaping execution with assistance from a German officer; fleeing from the Nowogródek camp in October 1942; joining the partisans; marriage on April 18, 1943; the conditions and relationships within the partisan group in the forest; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; her husband's refusal to join the army; fleeing with her husband to Łódź, then Berlin; and emigration to the United States in 1947. Mrs. R. discusses her lectures about the Holocaust in schools and her book about the war experience. She shows family photographs.

R., Sulia, 1924-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
May 15, 1988.
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Navahrudak (Belarus)
Łódź (Poland)
Berlin (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sulia R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-993). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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