Darlene A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2692) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Deborah Koeppel
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 8, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Darlene A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2692). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.