Rita A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3069) interviewed by Robert Krell
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
- Interview Date
- August 29, 1984.
- 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.
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.