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Olga F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2602) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2602

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.

F., Olga, 1925-
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.
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Olga F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2602). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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