Pearl F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3111) interviewed by Jaschael Pery
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage 1991
- Interview Date
- April 25, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Pearl F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3111). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Pearl F., who was born in Cernăuți, Romania (formerly Czernowitz, Bukovina) in 1920. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; two older sisters emigrating to the United States and her brother to South America; increasing antisemitism; being left alone with her parents when her sister left for New York in 1937; graduating from high school in 1938; attending university; responding to growing antisemitism by forming close bonds among Jewish friends, including Paul Celan; the outbreak of war; harsh conditions under Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; burning and looting of Jewish buildings; anti-Jewish laws; ghettoization in October; avoiding deportation by constantly moving; obtaining a work certificate; forced labor; liberation by Soviet troops; registering as Romanian citizens; living in Bucharest for two years; and emigration to the United States in October 1947. Mrs. F. discusses living in Israel with her husband for seven years and writing her memoirs. She shows photographs and documents.