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Rebecca P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4457) interviewed by Shelly Jubelirer and Gitta Chaet

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4457

Videotape testimony of Rebecca P., who was born in Poland in 1920, one of five children. She recalls attending a village school; living with an aunt in order to attend school in Zamość; German invasion then withdrawal a week later, followed by Soviet invasion, their withdrawal, then German occupation; one brother leaving with the Soviets; another hiding with his wife and child as non-Jews; escaping with her mother from a round-up; hiding in the woods; neighbors bringing them food; round-up to Izbica; ghettoization; marriage; her husband's killing two months later; her mother's deportation; escaping with others to the woods; hiding in attics in houses of three different Poles for thirty months; five months prior to liberation living openly as a servant (the others remained in the attic); escaping with the others to Zamość; liberation by Soviet troops; living with returning survivors; marriage to one three months later; traveling to Wrocław; her daughter's birth; assistance from UNRRA; living in the Bergen-Belsen and Eschwegge displaced persons camps; her husband's severe illness; his hospitalization in Göttingen; visits from two brothers who had survived; and emigration to the United States thirty months later.

Author/Creator
P., Rebecca, 1920-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
Interview Date
December 28, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rebecca P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4457). 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/11676565
Record last modified: 2015-05-25 13:11:00
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