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Regina F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3096) interviewed by Jean Gerber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3096

Videotape testimony of Regina F., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1931. She recounts German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; ghettoization; her mother leaving to have a baby and not returning; hiding during a round-up; being found; selection into a group of children, sick, and elderly; running to the group with her father and brothers; making it to the group next to theirs; deportation to Klettendorf; slave labor; crying for her mother; stopping when she realized she was on her own; starvation; transfer to Ludwigsdorf; slave labor in a munitions factory; older prisoners caring for her and two other youngsters; a German guard providing extra food and rest; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp, then with cousins in Fulda; volunteering for an adoption program through UNRRA; living in Aglasterhausen with other adoptees; emigration to Canada; assistance from the Canadian Jewish Congress; living with foster parents, then another family; surgery for injuries sustained in the camps; marriage in 1950; and her children's births (one son died at age two). Ms. F. discusses visiting Russia to meet her husband's family and returning to Będzin during one trip which finalized her parents' and brothers' deaths for her. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
F., Regina, 1931-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
Interview Date
October 18, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Regina F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3096). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.