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Darlene A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2692) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Deborah Koeppel,

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    Videotape testimony of Darlene A., who was born in Dyatlovo, Poland (presently Dzi︠a︡tlava, Belarus) in 1931. She recalls Soviet occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1941; a round-up of 120 prominent Jewish men (they never returned); ghettoization; hiding with her mother, stepfather, and relatives during round-ups; escaping with her mother in August 1942; hiding in a forest; assistance from non-Jews; entering another ghetto; escaping two months later; living with partisans in the forests; joining her stepfather on an estate in a partisan-controlled area in late 1942; hiding in a bunker during German round-ups; fleeing with her mother during a German attack in January 1943 (her stepfather was killed); moving frequently; assistance from local farmers; liberation in July 1944 by Soviet troops; returning home; traveling illegally to Poland, then Germany in 1945 with assistance from a Zionist organization; living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp for over three years; emigration with her mother to the United States to join her mother's brother; marriage to a survivor from Dyatlovo; and the births of three daughters. Ms. A. notes her mother suffered from painful memories until her death at age seventy-one. She shows photographs.
    A., Darlene, 1931-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    November 8, 1993.
    Dzi︠a︡tlava (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Darlene A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2692). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Koeppel, Deborah, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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