Regina F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1860) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- April 23, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regina F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1860). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regina F., who was born in Strzemieszyce, Poland in 1923, one of eight children. She recalls her orthodox home; attending public school; rising antisemitism in the 1930s; German invasion; arrest of her four brothers one by one (she never saw them again); her mother's death following a beating; ghettoization with her father and three sisters in 1942; deportation to Ludwigsdorf; slave labor in a (munitions) factory; her sisters' arrival from another camp; learning her father was deported (he did not survive); fasting during Yom Kippur; liberation by Soviet troops; living in a German displaced persons camp with her sisters; marriage to a survivor; and emigration to the United States in 1949 with assistance from the Joint. Mrs. F. discusses recounting her experiences to her children; physical ailments resulting from camp life, including poor eyesight from powder burns; frequent nightmares; her profound sense of having lost everything and not being able to recover; and her frustration over inaccurate television programs and movies about the Holocaust.