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Rita A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3069) interviewed by Robert Krell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3069

Videotape testimony of Rita A., who was born in Bacāu, Romania in 1931. She recalls her family's strong sense of Romanian identification; anti-Jewish laws in 1939 precluding her attendance at public school; attending a Jewish school; her family's privileged position due to her father's work for a Romanian officer; hiding during pogroms by local Romanian fascists; her father avoiding deportation due to the influence of the officer; liberation by Soviet troops; her brother escaping to Austria; traveling to Vienna with her parents; living in Rothschild Hospital, then Wegscheid and Salzburg displaced persons camps; training to go to Palestine with a Zionist organization; marriage to a Lithuanian survivor in Parsch displaced persons camp in 1948; and emigration to Israel, then to Canada in 1951. Mrs. A. discusses learning about concentration and death camps while in displaced persons camps and learning of her husband's experiences.

Author/Creator
A., Rita, 1931-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
August 29, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rita A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3069). 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/4290302
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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