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Shiela Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1203) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Kathy Strochlic

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1203

Videotape testimony of Shiela Z., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1921. She describes German invasion in 1941; anti-Jewish measures; hiding her brother and father after learning about the mass killings at Ponary; forced labor in a brick factory; hiding during round-ups; an unsuccessful attempted escape from the ghetto; hiding with her parents and brother in the sewers during the ghetto's liquidation; receiving assistance and food from a religious Pole; her father's death from illness; liberation by Soviet troops in July 1944; traveling with her mother and brother to Poland in 1946; living in Bad Salzschlirf, then Lechfeld, displaced persons camps; marriage in 1947; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. Z. discusses sharing these experiences with her children and shows photographs and documents.

Z., Shiela, 1921-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 8, 1989.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Shiela Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1203). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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