Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Rochelle S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1473) interviewed by Katy Beliveau and Paula Scolnik,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1473

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Rochelle S., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1922. She recalls pervasive antisemitism; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in June 1941; ghettoization; receiving work cards (her father worked for the Judenrat); her mother's death; liquidation of the ghetto in 1943; deportation with her sister to Kaiserwald; transfer to Stutthof a year later; her sister and she caring for each other when they were sick; a death march in winter 1944/1945; liberation from a barn; recovering in a German village for six months; beginning a trip home with her sister; remaining in Białystok (her sister continued); support by the Joint; her sister's inability to return due to Stalinist regulations; illegally traveling to Germany with Beriḥah; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; emigration to join relatives in the United States in 1948; being treated by her aunt and uncle as their own child; attending school; marriage in 1952; and a reunion with her sister in 1963 (she had emigrated to Israel in 1958). Mrs. S. discusses sharing her experiences with her children; her sister's reluctance to talk about the war years; and speaking to school groups despite the emotional difficulty.
    S., Rochelle, 1922-
    Auburn, Me. : Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, 1988
    Interview Date
    August 2, 1988.
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Białystok (Poland)
    Cite As
    Rochelle S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1473). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Beliveau, Katy, interviewer.
    Scolnik, Paula, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 22 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Soviet occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us