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Toby F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2221) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

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    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.
    F., Toby, 1926-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    October 29, 1992.
    Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ)
    Chernyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Podkamenʹ (Ukraine)
    Kremenet︠s︡ʹ (Ukraine)
    Lʹviv (Ukraine)
    Dubno (Ukraine)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Toby F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2221). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.
    Related publication: Memories of my life in a Polish village, 1930-1949 / paintings, drawings, and text by Toby Knobel Fluek. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1990.
    Related publication: Passover as I remember it / written by Toby Knobel Fluek with Lillian Fluek Finkler ; illustrated by Toby Knobel Fluek. -- New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1994.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 51 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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