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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.

Author/Creator
F., Dorothy, 1929-
Published
Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
Interview Date
December 10, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283710
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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