Rachel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1195) interviewed by Lilian Sicular and Brenda Steifel
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rachel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1195). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rachel F., who was born in Zawalów, Poland in 1916. She recalls her childhood in an orthodox family of five children; attending public and Jewish schools; participating in a Zionist organization; marriage in 1938; her daughter's birth in 1940; German occupation in 1941; ghettoization with her parents and daughter in Podhajce; hiding with her sister and brother-in-law during "aktions"; her parents' and daughter's killings; escaping with her sister and brother-in-law; hiding with her brothers, sister, and other Jews in bunkers in the woods; assistance from Jehovah's Witnesses, especially one friend of her brother-in-law; liberation by Soviet troops; killing by local Ukrainians of a Jew who came out of hiding; remarriage in January 1945; traveling via Czechoslovakia to Austria; assistance from UNRRA and Beriḥah; living in the Badgastein displaced persons camp; her daughter's birth in 1948; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. F. discusses sharing her experiences with her children.