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Regina F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1860) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1860

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.

F., Regina, 1923-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 23, 1991.
Strzemieszyce Wielkie
Strzemieszyce Wielkie (Poland)
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.