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Regina F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1559) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Ilana Abramovitch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1559

Videotape testimony of Regina F., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1926. She recalls the family move to Aleksandrów Kujawski; the successful family business; their affluent and happy life; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; returning to Warsaw; ghettoization in 1940; her father's and sister's deportation; her mother's and brother's deportation; going to Mila 18 in 1942 and discovering her grandmother and siblings, who had been hiding; hiding in a bunker; discovery and deportation to Majdanek with her sister; their transfer to Auschwitz; a guard allowing her sister to remain with her; a privileged position in Canada Kommando; smuggling food to others; a baby's birth; disposing of the baby to save the mother; transfer to Ravensbrück in 1945; escape, with aid from a guard, during transfer elsewhere; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Warsaw and Łódź seeking relatives (she found none); living in displaced persons camps in Landsberg and Stuttgart; marriage; her son's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1950. She discusses her lack of desire to live after the war; her lost youth; a song about the Warsaw ghetto; and never discussing her experiences with her children and other survivors. She shows photographs.

F., Regina, 1926-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
August 15, 1990.
Aleksandrów Kujawski (Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Regina F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1559). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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