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Rachel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1195) interviewed by Lilian Sicular and Brenda Steifel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1195

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.

Author/Creator
F., Rachel, 1916-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 6, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1109442
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