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Naomi W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4488)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4488

Videotape testimony of Naomi W., who was born in Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1933, the elder of two sisters. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; attending kindergarten; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; mass shootings of Jews in September 1942; hiding with her family for about two weeks; placement in another ghetto; hiding with a non-Jew in a nearby village; escaping when the village was bombed and burned in winter 1944; her sister being shot; her parents and uncles finding shelter for them in other villages; Soviet liberation in July 1944; returning to their town; attending school; moving several times; living in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg; emigration with her family to the United States in 1950; attending school; marriage to a Polish survivor; and the births of two children. Ms. W. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
W., Naomi, 1933-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2014
Interview Date
October 27, 2014.
Locale
Ukraine
Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ
Poland
Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
Language
English
Copies
1 copy: DVD dub.
Cite As
Naomi W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4488). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.