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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.

Author/Creator
R., Sulia, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
May 15, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1100276
Record last modified: 2014-05-21 14:54:00
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