Toby F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2221) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- October 29, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Toby F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2221). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Toby F., who was born in Chernyt︠s︡i︠a︡, Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1926. She describes celebrating Shabbat and holidays; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; having to provide gold and wheat to the Germans; ghettoization in Brody; returning with her sister to Chernyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (her parents and other siblings stayed behind); separation from her sister, who returned to Brody; her mother's arrival after the liquidation of the ghetto (her father, brother, and two sisters had been killed); hiding in the forest and with non-Jews; occasionally meeting her mother who was hiding elsewhere; liberation by Soviet troops; moving with her mother to Podkamenʹ, Kremenet︠s︡ʹ, Lʹviv, then to a cousin's in Dubno; living in Pocking and Föhrenwald displaced persons camps; assistance from UNRRA; her mother's stroke; visiting her in a Munich hospital; her mother's emigration to join relatives in the United States; moving to Bad Wörishofen displaced persons camp; marriage; and her own emigration to the United States in 1949 with assistance from HIAS and relatives. Ms. F. shows photographs and discusses her books and paintings.