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Hela F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2015) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2015

Videotape testimony of Hela F., who was born in Ludmir, Russia (presently Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ, Ukraine) in 1913, one of six children. She recalls her marriage; her son's birth; Soviet occupation; German invasion; transfer to a ghetto; her father's death; separation from her mother; hiding with others during a round-up; leaving to find water for her son; returning to find everyone gone; learning they had been shot; escaping; learning of the mass grave; hiding with a Polish woman in the country; assuming a Polish name; obtaining food and hiding places for a friend and a cousin; hiding with a relative of the Polish woman; helping her friend in hiding; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Chełm; returning to her hometown; reunion with her cousins; living in Schlachtensee displaced persons camp in Germany, then Munich; emigration to the United States; remarriage to a survivor; the birth of twin daughters; her husband's death; visits to Israel; and continuing relations with those who hid her. Mrs. F. shows family photographs.

F., Hela, 1913-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 6, 1992.
Munich (Germany)
Volodymyr-Volynsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
Chełm (Lublin, Poland)
2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hela F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2015). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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