Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Dov L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1807) interviewed by Yoram Amit and Amit Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1807

Videotape testimony of Dov L., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1925. He recalls his family's Zionist commitment; attending Hebrew school with his twin sister; active participation in Hashomer Hatzair; Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; ghettoization; anti-Jewish measures; forced labor; joining the underground; his family's deportation in October 1943; hiding with underground fighters in bunkers; escaping to partisans in the forest on March 9, 1944; relying on Żegota for food; moving with partisans to Vilna to join Soviet troops; the killings of German collaborators after liberation in 1944; serving in the NKVD, discovering Nazi collaborators; traveling to Kovno; learning his entire family had perished; returning to Vilna; fleeing to Chernivt︠s︡i; using false papers traveling to Przemyśl and Rzeszów; traveling to Bucharest, Hungary, and Italy; and illegal emigration to Palestine on August 29, 1945. He discusses many aspects of resistance in the ghetto and partisans; living on a kibbutz; studying history and sociology; and his books about Holocaust and Jews in Eastern Europe.

L., Dov, 1925-
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
Interview Date
November 13, 1985, and December 15, 1985.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dov L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1807). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Expand all
View in Yale University Library Catalog:
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
This page: