Luisa D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2965) interviewed by Leo Spitzer
- La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- March 29, 1995.
- 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.
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.