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Regina R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2072) interviewed by Phylis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2072

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Regina R., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914. She recalls involvement with Zionist movements; working in the Jewish hospital; German occupation; humiliating forced labor; marriage in 1939; her husband's departure for Italy in 1940; her father's arrest (she never saw him again); deportation to Theresienstadt in October 1942 with her mother, sister, and other relatives; assignment to a work detail registering Jewish prisoners; asking Rabbi Murmelstein (head of the Jewish Committee) to allow her to go with her mother in May 1944; their transfer to Birkenau; separation (she never saw her mother again); transfer to Auschwitz; transfer to Stutthof, then Praust; slave labor under vicious overseers; being beaten for accepting food and presents from a German civilian and a French POW; a death march; escaping with other prisoners; posing as German refugees; liberation by Soviet troops; recovering in a Soviet hospital; briefly living in a displaced persons camp; returning to Vienna; reunion with her husband in Rome in 1946; and emigrating to the United States in 1950. Mrs. R. discusses her brother's prewar death and the survival of her three sisters; prisoner relations in the camps; continuing nightmares; and reluctance to share her experiences with her children when they were young.
    Author/Creator
    R., Regina, 1914-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    April 20, 1992.
    Locale
    Poland
    Vienna (Austria)
    Austria
    Rome (Italy)
    Cite As
    Regina R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2072).Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Zionist activities.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286321
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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