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Luisa D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2965) interviewed by Leo Spitzer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2965

Videotape testimony of Luisa D., who was born in Włodawa, Poland in 1936. She recounts her father's emigration to Bolivia in 1939; German invasion; fleeing with her mother and older brother to Biała Podlaska; living in a ghetto; smuggling food with her brother; his death; hiding in an attic with other Jews during deportations; discovery; escaping into the forest with her mother; living with Jewish, then Russian partisans; her mother's refusal to go to Moscow without her; following the front to Lublin where they were liberated; their journey to a displaced persons camp in Munich; contacting her father; traveling to Paris with assistance from the Joint; and emigrating to Bolivia. Mrs. D. discusses her wonder at being free from persecution upon arrival in Bolivia; frequent nightmares; the vividness of some memories and loss of others; and not sharing her experiences with others, whom she believes are not interested, but sharing them with her family.

D., Luisa, 1936-
La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 29, 1995.
Włodawa (Poland)
Biała Podlaska (Poland)
Lublin (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
Paris (France)
4 copies: Hi8 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Luisa D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2965). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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