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Judith C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2292) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2292

Videotape testimony of Judith C., who was born in Poland (presently Ukraine) in 1938. She recounts a large extended family; Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; a non-Jew offering to hide them; escaping with several relatives with assistance from a forest ranger; hiding in the forests; receiving food from the ranger; leaving when the ranger's wife threatened exposure; hiding in a barn, then living in forests; escaping a German raid carried by her father (they were separated from her mother); encountering partisans; reunion with her mother; living in the forests with a partisan group of three hundred (she was the youngest); receiving supplies from Soviet parachute drops; leaving the forests at the end of 1944; returning to their town; learning all Jews who had remained were killed; traveling to Lublin; her father's death; escaping to Italy; living in Florence; her brother's birth; living in several displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States in 1949; meeting her husband in Israel; the birth of her children; and returning to the United States in 1967. Ms. C. discusses not dwelling on her past, despite early memories; continuing close relations with those hiding with them; and sharing her experiences in schools.

C., Judith, 1938-
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
February 26, 1991.
Lublin (Poland)
Florence (Italy)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judith C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2292). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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