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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2221

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.

Author/Creator
F., Toby, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
October 29, 1992.
Locale
Ukraine
Brody (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ)
Poland
Chernyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Podkamenʹ (Ukraine)
Kremenet︠s︡ʹ (Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Dubno (Ukraine)
Munich (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286662
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