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Raisa B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3264) interviewed by B.M. Zabarko,

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    Videotape testimony of Raisa B., who was born in Cherkasy, Ukraine in 1934. She recalls German invasion in 1941; fleeing to Poltava with her mother and brother; fleeing with her mother and a friends' daughter, using false names; traveling from village to village; her mother and friend working on a collective farm; leaving the friend, fearing exposure as Jews; in winter 1942, staying with a Ukrainian family who gave them their identity papers; arrest and interrogation in Karlovka; their release with assistance from a non-Jewish policeman; wandering in the Poltava area near Fedunka and Miroshnikovka from June 1942 until October 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; her mother's futile attempts to find her brother; and their reunion with him eight years later in Kiev. Mrs. B. discusses her gratitude toward the non-Jewish strangers who helped them; the deaths of other relatives; her mother's postwar illnesses; and her daughter's lack of interest in her experiences.
    B., Raisa, 1934-
    Kiev, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 1, 1994.
    Fedunka (Ukraine)
    Miroshnikovka (Ukraine)
    Cherkasy (Ukraine)
    Poltava (Ukraine)
    Karlivka (Poltavsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Raisa B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3264). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zabarko, B. M., interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian.
    Associated material: Dmitrii M. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-3263), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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