Olga F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2602) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- March 22, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Olga F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2602). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Olga F., who was born in Lwów, Poland in 1925. She recalls her family's move to Czernowitz in 1927; increasing antisemitism; summer visits to relatives in Lwów; an influx of Jewish refugees after the German invasion of Poland; their inability to sense the imminent danger; Soviet occupation; deportation of property owners to Siberia; German invasion; destruction of Jewish property; ghettoization; deportation to Ataki, then Transnistria by Romanian forces; moving to Mogilev, then Derebchin; food shortages and overcrowding; being hidden by her mother to avoid forced labor; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Czernowitz; moving to Bucharest in May 1945; emigration to the United States in 1947; and her marriage and three children. Mrs. F. names many relatives who were deported and killed and emphasizes the brutality of the local populations.