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Reva F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1864) interviewed by Devorah Mann

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1864

Videotape testimony of Reva F., who was born in Iwye, Poland (presently Iŭe, Belarus) in 1937. She vaguely recalls German occupation; seeing dead bodies; Germans beating people; escaping with her mother; being hidden alone with a man in a nearby village; her mother coming for her; hiding with her mother in the attic of a non-Jewish woman who shared her food with them; hiding in a forest with her aunt and cousin; the war's end; returning to Iwye; her mother's remarriage; traveling to a displaced persons camp in Ladispoli, Italy; her sister's birth; and emigrating to the United States to join an aunt. Mrs. F. discusses not remembering most of her childhood; present fears resulting from her war experiences; feeling her past began when she arrived in the U.S.; and her father's death in a mass shooting. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Reva, 1937-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 14, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Reva F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1864). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284738
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:41:00
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