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Tema H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2230) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2230

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    Videotape testimony of Tema H., who was born in Janów Lubelski, Poland in 1928. She recounts moving to Jarocin in 1932; German invasion; her father's round-up; her mother obtaining his release; her sister's beating by Germans; her brother's arrest, then release; orders to report to another village; hiding with a Polish peasant, then with a friend; leaving due to fear of exposure; being taken to the police; release by a policeman; hiding in the forest; returning to Jarocin; reunion with her father; hiding with her family; her brother's escape from a beating by Poles; hiding in a bunker; her father being killed; joining Soviet partisans with her sister (her mother and brothers remained hidden); her evacuation to Kiev; attending school; longing for her family (her mother, sister, and baby brother survived); traveling to Kaunas in 1945 to rejoin them; obtaining false papers to enter Poland; traveling to Kraśnik, then Gliwice; reunion with her family; their journey to Leipheim displaced persons camp with assistance from Beriḥah; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1953. She discusses continuing fears due to her experience; her brother's and father's deaths; testifying for the policeman who saved her; and details of hiding and partisan life. She shows photographs.
    H., Tema, 1928-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    November 18, 1992.
    Janów Lubelski (Poland)
    Kiev (Ukraine)
    Kaunas (Lithuania)
    Kraśnik (Poland)
    Gliwice (Poland)
    Cite As
    Tema H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2230). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.
    False papers.

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