Terry D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1157) interviewed by Barbara Levitt and Steven Gonzer,
Videotape testimony of Terry D., who was born in Przemyśl, Poland in 1925. She recounts her father's death; her mother's remarriage; moving to Brzostek; antisemitic violence and discrimination; German invasion; help from Germans, who mistook her family for non-Jews; anti-Jewish measures, including forced labor; her step-father's suicide after his arrest; disbelief when Austrian soldiers warned them all Jews would be killed; declining to be hidden by an Austrian soldier; escaping to a forest during a round-up in August 1941; being smuggled with her mother into the Dębica ghetto by a non-Jew; obtaining false papers; escaping with her friend Ruth and posing as Polish workers; transport to Kraków, then Germany; forced labor at I. G. Farben; constant fear of being revealed as a Jew; discovering other Jews posing as Poles; liberation by United States troops; celebrating Passover with an American Jewish chaplain; working for the Red Cross in Heidelberg; a futile search for relatives; translating for a de-Nazification unit; identifying a Nazi she recognized from Brzostek; and emigrating to the United States in 1946 to join an uncle. Mrs. D. discusses her continuing, close relationship with Ruth, and her pervasive sense of loss. She shows photographs.
- Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
- Interview Date
- February 12, 1989.
Brzostek (Tarnów, Poland)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Terry D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1157). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.