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Doris U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2590) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2590

Videotape testimony of Doris U., who was born in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland in 1920. She recalls the warmth of family observances of Sabbath and holidays; her mother's death in 1933; her father's remarriage; cordial relations with non-Jews; German invasion; her father's humiliation when forced to cut his beard; hiding; discovery; the Germans fleeing; Soviet occupation; fleeing to Rava-Ruʹska; deportation to a forced labor camp in Siberia; her grandfather's death due to hunger; attempts at maintaining religious observance; moving to Biĭsk; marriage; her son's birth; assistance from Russian neighbors; experiencing some resentment by locals; returning to Łódź, Poland after the war; antisemitic incidents; traveling to Germany with help from Beriḥah; living at the Funk Kaserne displaced persons camp; emigrating to the United States in 1950; her daughter's birth; and her husband's murder. Mrs. U. discusses sharing her experiences with her children and shows photographs and documents.

U., Doris, 1920-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
June 17, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Doris U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2590). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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