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Dorothy F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1312) interviewed by Barbara Levitt and Steven Gonzer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1312

Videotape testimony of Dorothy F., who was born in Stanislav, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1929. She recalls her large extended family; Soviet occupation; German occupation in summer 1941; briefly hiding with her mother during an "aktion" (she never saw her father again); ghettoization; a non-Jewish farmer hiding her and her mother; fleeing to two aunts in another ghetto; transfer to a labor camp with her aunt and two cousins (she never saw her mother again); slave labor building roads; escape with her aunt and cousins to a forest; building crude bunkers; a raid in which her aunt was killed; suffering from cold, starvation, and illness; one cousin being killed in another raid; liberation by Soviet troops in July 1944; living in an orphanage in Kraków; being smuggled to a displaced persons camp in Germany; contacting an uncle in the United States; living with his son, who was in the United States military in Germany; emigration to the United States in November 1947; marriage; and the births of three children. Ms. F. notes almost all her family were killed during the Holocaust, and sharing her experiences in schools. She shows photographs and documents.

F., Dorothy, 1929-
Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
Interview Date
December 10, 1989.
Stanislav (Ukraine)
Kraków (Poland)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dorothy F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1312). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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