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Nechama F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2011) interviewed by Jaschael Pery

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2011

Videotape testimony of Nechama F., who was born in Lipkany, Romania in 1930. She recalls attending public school with her sister; her grandfather providing their Jewish education; antisemitic harassment by Romanian children; Soviet occupation in 1940; German-Romanian invasion; a death march during which her grandfather was killed and she was shot in the hand; walking to several locations including Edineț, toward the Dniester River; many deaths and killings en route; three weeks in Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ; transfer to Kalynivka; her mother dying while sleeping next to her; separation from her siblings (she never saw them again); another group bringing her to the Bershadʹ ghetto; a German woman outside the ghetto assisting her; transfer with other children to Balta, then back to Bershadʹ; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; traveling to Chernivt︠s︡i; joining an aunt in Edineț; marriage; teaching her children about Judaism; antisemitism preventing her son from attending university; and emigration with her family to Israel in 1979, then to the United States in 1987.

Author/Creator
F., Nechama, 1930-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage Video History Project, 1991
Interview Date
May 12, 1991.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nechama F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2011). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.