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Pearl F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3111) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3111

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.

F., Pearl, 1920-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 25, 1991.
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
Bucharest (Romania)
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.
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