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Frima L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2926) interviewed by Marianne Kador and Gabriel Gorenstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2926

Videotape testimony of Frima L., who was born in Volochisk, Ukraine in 1936. She recounts moving to a larger city; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; being caught in a round-up; waiting near the edge of a mass grave; a reprieve when her mother convinced a German they were Ukrainian; interrogations when it was suspected they were Jewish; escaping; hiding with non-Jewish neighbors; returning to the ghetto; escaping with her mother (her father was caught and killed); hiding with non-Jewish friends while her mother escaped to Romania; being asked to leave; buying a large crucifix to wear; traveling to Zhmerynka, then to Murafa searching for her mother; living in Murafa where the population protected them; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; returning to their hometown; reunion with her brother (he had been hidden); smuggling themselves to Germany; living in Berlin, then a displaced persons camp in Bavaria; moving to France two years later; emigrating to Cuba to live with her mother's sister; and moving to the United States nine years later. Mrs. L. discusses constant feelings of persecution and recurring fears resulting from her experience and reluctance to share her story with her children. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
L., Frima, 1936-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
March 13, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Frima L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2926). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289290
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:20:00
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