Fanya H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-810) interviewed by Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- October 24, 1996.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Fanya H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-810). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Fanya H., who was born in Skala, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1924. She recalls her family's affluence; their focus on education; antisemitic incidents; Soviet occupation; joining Komsomol; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; hiding with eighteen family members during a round-up; her father introducing her to a Ukrainian policeman he trusted; receiving food from him; hiding with her brother in the policeman's house; his arrangement to hide her family with a farmer in Troyitsya in March 1942; hiding in a hole when the house and barn were searched by Germans; fleeing to the forest; rescue by the policeman during a mass round-up; hiding in his house; returning to the farmer; liberation by Soviet troops in March 1944; her father's mysterious disappearance (she suspects he was killed by the policeman); hearing of antisemitic violence; fleeing to Bytom with her mother and brother; living in a displaced persons camp; emigrating to France using false papers; marriage; the births of three children; and emigration to the United States in 1960. Mrs. H. discusses documenting her experiences in a book for her children, including her affair with the policeman; her father's role in saving them; and her anger and belief God abandoned them.